Characteristics and Impacts of Air Pollution: Recent advances and Future Directions

A free one-day workshop

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Division of Environmental Health and Risk Management
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

The aim of this one-day workshop is to enable knowledge-exchange as well as informal interactions with colleagues and peers in the field. The workshop is designed to be highly multi-disciplinary in nature and will allow people working across a wide range of thematic areas in the field of air pollution (including measurement and monitoring, modelling, health impacts, climate change, regulation and policy-making) to identify synergies and explore possibilities of collaborative work.

The workshop will include keynote addresses, plenary talks, submitted talks, poster presentations on the following key topics:

  • Technological advances in characterization of air pollutants
  • Novel approaches for health exposure assessment
  • Air Pollutants and Climate Impacts
  • Novel air pollutants
  • Characterization and modelling of air pollutants in indoor areas
  • Regulation of air pollutants

The keynote speakers at the workshop will be:

  • Professor Roy M Harrison, Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Professor of Environmental Health, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Duncan Laxen, Managing Director, Air Quality Consultants Ltd. and Professor of Air Quality Management and Assessment at University of the West of England  

Plenary speakers include:

  • Dr Ruth Doherty, Senior Lecturer and Researcher, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Rob Mackenzie, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Birmingham
  • Dr John Gulliver, Lecturer in Environmental Science, Imperial College
  • Dr Juana Maria Delgado Saborit, Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Cathryn Tonne, Lecturer in Environmental Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Dr Prashant Kumar, Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey

This one-day workshop is organized thanks to the University of Birmingham’s Roberts funding award 2012.

  • The conference will be FREE for delegates to attend
  • Refreshments will be available throughout the day: lunch, drinks and nibbles will all be provided free of charge