Dr Emma Dickinson-Craig MD

Institute of Applied Health Research
PhD Student

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Emma Dickinson-Craig is pursuing a PhD researching air pollution interventions and maternal health in Mongolia.

Her main research interests are maternal health, environmental health and health systems in LMIC.

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1111-8680


  • PgCert Global Health, University of Edinburgh, UK – 2018
  • Medical Degree (BSc, MSc), Utrecht University, the Netherlands – 2017


Having finished her clinical training in the Netherlands, Emma moved to the UK to broaden her knowledge in the field of global health and environmental challenges at the University of Edinburgh.

She has a background in maternal health and clinical research in LMICs, with a focus on both NCDs and CDs affecting maternal and child health. Over the past years she has been conducting research in Mongolia, focussing on the effects of air pollution on maternal and child health. 

Postgraduate supervision

Doctoral research

PhD title
'Maternal health and air pollution in Mongolia' Expected year of completion: 2025 


Research interests

  • Maternal health
  • Environmental health
  • Innovation
  • LMIC

Current projects

  • Interrupted time series study on the effectiveness of a raw coal ban on maternal, child health and air pollution in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Mixed-methods study on air quality and fuel use behaviour in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Other activities

  • Chief Medical Officer and consultation doctor, Grip Fertility. (current)
  • Clinical manager, researching and developing medical innovation for pre-hospital and emergency medicine (2017-2020)
  • Volunteer Laojia Learning 老家学,China. Promoting local culture, sustainable living, and personal growth (current)
  • Volunteer Ulan Bator foundation, California-Mongolia Medical Programme (CaMMP) (2015)
  • Member of the Utrecht female student society ‘UVSV’ (2010-2015)


Woolley, K. E., Dickinson‐Craig, E., Lawson, H. L., Sheikh, J., Day, R., Pope, F. D., … Thomas, G. N. (2022). Effectiveness of interventions to reduce household air pollution from solid biomass fuels and improve maternal and child health outcomes in low‐ and middle‐income countries: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Indoor Airhttps://doi.org/10.1111/ina.12958

Erkhembayar, R.*, Dickinson, E.*, Badarch, D., Narula, I., Warburton, D., Thomas, G. N., ... & Manaseki-Holland, S. (2020). Early policy actions and emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mongolia: experiences and challenges. The Lancet Global Health8(9), e1234-e1241. 

Woolley, K. E.*, Dickinson-Craig, E.*, Bartington, S. E., Oludotun, T., Kirenga, B., Mariga, S. T., ... & Thomas, G. N. (2021). Effectiveness of interventions to reduce household air pollution from solid biomass fuels and improve maternal and child health outcomes in low-and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews10(1), 1-7.

Badarch, J.*, Harding, J.*, Dickinson-Craig, E.*, Azen, C., Ong, H., Hunter, S., ... & Readhead, C. (2021). Winter Air Pollution from Domestic Coal Fired Heating in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Is Strongly Associated with a Major Seasonal Cyclic Decrease in Successful Fecundity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(5), 2750.

Blight, J., Sala, K. A., Atcheson, E., Kramer, H., El-Turabi, A., Real, E., Dahalan FA, Bettencourt P, Dickinson-Craig E, Alves E, Salman AM, ... & Baum, J. (2021). Dissection-independent production of Plasmodium sporozoites from whole mosquitoes. Life Science Alliance4(7).


Venkatraman, N., Tiono, A., Bowyer, G., Powlson, J., Collins, K., Coulibaly, S., ... & Hill, A. (2019). Phase I assessments of first-in-human administration of a novel malaria anti-sporozoite vaccine candidate, R21 in matrix-M adjuvant, in UK and Burkinabe volunteers. medRxiv, 19009282.