Dr Ajit Singh PhD

Dr Ajit Singh

Institute of Applied Health Research
Senior Research Fellow

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Ajit Singh is an environmental scientist with particular interest in air pollution measurements and management. His research and associated activities are focused on improving air quality and related knowledge in both developed and developing countries through interdisciplinary and life-cycle approaches by better understanding the climate, health and socio-economic consequences of poor air quality. He is working on a number of multi-national projects (involving the UK, Africa, Australia, India and USA among others) combining engineering, environmental, social and health sciences to provide a better understanding of the nexus between air pollution, climate, health and energy to improve environmental and health data & policies for socio-economic benefits and sustainable development.

Qualifications

  • PhD  –  School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
  • M.Tech. – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India
  • B.Tech.

Research

Dr Ajit Singh is an environmental scientist with particular interest in air pollution measurements and management. His research and associated activities are focused on improving air quality and related knowledge in both developed and developing countries through interdisciplinary and life-cycle approaches by better understanding the climate, health and socio-economic consequences of poor air quality. He is working on a number of multi-national projects (involving the UK, Africa, Australia, India and USA among others) combining engineering, environmental, social and health sciences to provide a better understanding of the nexus between air pollution, climate, health and energy to improve environmental and health data & policies for socio-economic benefits and sustainable development.

Other activities

  • Topic Editor of Atmosphere MDPI

  • Associate Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society 

  • Member of the Global Youth Science Partnership (GYSP) at the ‘Global Council for Science and the Environment’

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Singh, A, Morley, GL, Coignet, C, Leach, F, Pope, FD, Neil Thomas, G, Stacey, B, Bush, T, Cole, S, Economides, G, Anderson, R, Abreu, P & Bartington, SE 2024, 'Impacts of ambient air quality on acute asthma hospital admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oxford City, UK: a time-series study', BMJ open, vol. 14, no. 1, e070704. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-070704

Pope, FD, Price, R, Woolley, KE, Luiu, C, Alam, MS, Avis, WR, Bartington, SE, Debebe, D, Getaneh, Z, Green, SM, Howells, R, Khare, M, Weldetinsae, A, Lawson, C, Mishra, SK, Neal, B, Newman, K, Singh, A, Teklu Wodajo, B, Thomas, GN & Wilder, F 2024, 'Light painting photography makes particulate matter air pollution visible', Communication Earth & Environment, vol. 5, 294. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-024-01409-4

Manshur, T, Luiu, C, Avis, WR, Bukachi, V, Gatari, M, Mulligan, J, Ng'an'ga, D, Radcliffe, J, Singh, A, Waiguru, E, Wandera, A & Pope, FD 2023, 'A citizen science approach for air quality monitoring in a Kenyan informal development', City and Environment Interactions, vol. 19, 100105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cacint.2023.100105

Yarber, AL, Jenkins, G, Singh, A & Diokhane, A 2023, 'Temporal relationships between Saharan dust proxies, climate, and meningitis in Senegal', GeoHealth, vol. 7, no. 2, e2021GH000574. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021gh000574

Bush, T, Bartington, S, Pope, FD, Singh, A, Thomas, GN, Stacey, B, Economides, G, Anderson, R, Cole, S, Abreu, P & Leach, FCP 2023, 'The impact of COVID-19 public health restrictions on particulate matter pollution measured by a validated low-cost sensor network in Oxford, UK', Building and Environment, vol. 237, 110330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2023.110330

Bousiotis, D, Beddows, DCS, Singh, A, Haugen, M, Diez, S, Edwards, PM, Boies, A, Harrison, RM & Pope, FD 2022, 'A study on the performance of low-cost sensors for source apportionment at an urban background site', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 15, no. 13, pp. 4047-4061. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-4047-2022

Haugen, MJ, Singh, A, Bousiotis, D, Pope, FD & Boies, AM 2022, 'Differentiating semi-volatile and solid particle events using low-cost lung-deposited surface area and black carbon sensors', Atmosphere, vol. 13, no. 5, 747. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos13050747

Mazzeo, A, Burrow, M, Quinn, A, Marais, EA, Singh, A, Ng'ang'a, D, Gatari, M & Pope, F 2022, 'Evaluation of WRF and CHIMERE models for the simulation of PM2.5 in large East African urban conurbations', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 22, no. 16, pp. 10677–10701. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2021-552, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-10677-2022

Nishant, N, Sherwood, S, Prasad, A, Ji, F & Singh, A 2022, 'Impact of higher spatial resolution on precipitation properties over Australia', Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 49, no. 23, e2022GL100717. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022gl100717

Singh, A, Guo, T, Bush, T, Abreu, P, Leach, F, Stacey, B, Economides, G, Anderson, R, Cole, S, Thomas, GN, Pope, FD & Bartington, S 2022, 'Impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on traffic flow, active travel and gaseous pollutant concentrations; implications for future emissions control measures in Oxford, UK', Sustainability, vol. 14, no. 23, 16182. https://doi.org/10.3390/su142316182

Singh, A, Bartington, SE, Song, C, Ghaffarpasand, O, Kraftl, M, Shi, Z, Pope, FD, Stacey, B, Hall, J, Thomas, GN, Bloss, WJ & Leach, FCP 2022, 'Impacts of emergency health protection measures upon air quality, traffic and public health: evidence from Oxford, UK', Environmental Pollution, vol. 293, 118584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.118584

Bush, T, Papaioannou, N, Leach, F, Pope, FD, Singh, A, Thomas, GN, Stacey, B & Bartington, S 2022, 'Machine learning techniques to improve the field performance of low-cost air quality sensors', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 3261-3278. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-3261-2022

Cowell, N, Chapman, L, Bloss, W, Srivastava, D, Bartington, S & Singh, A 2022, 'Particulate matter in a lockdown home: evaluation, calibration, results and health risk from an IoT enabled low-cost sensor network for residential air quality monitoring', Environmental Science: Atmospheres. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2ea00124a

Singh, A, Bakare, H, Mazzeo, A, Avis, W, Ng'ang'a, D, Gatari, M, Bartington, S, Thomas, GN, Bryson, JR, Andres, L, Quinn, A, Burrow, M, Ndegwa, E, Mwaniki, G, Randa, T & Pope, F 2022, 'Urban diagnostics and a systems approach to air quality management: pathways towards sustainable economic development and a healthy Nairobi, Kenya', Frontiers in Environmental Science, vol. 10, 978002. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2022.978002

Singh, A, Ng'ang'a, D, Gatari, M, Kidane, AW, Alemu, Z, Derrick, N, Webster, MJ, Bartington, S, Thomas, N, Avis, WR & Pope, F 2021, 'Air quality assessment in three East African cities using calibrated low-cost sensors with a focus on road-based hotspots', Environmental Research Communications, vol. 3, no. 7, 075007. https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7620/ac0e0a

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