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.


  • 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 


  • Fertility and air pollution project – Ongoing study in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, assessing fecundity and IVF outcomes and their correlation with seasonal air pollution. In conjunction with University of Southern California (USC), California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Mongolian National University of Medical Science (MNUMS)
  • Malaria vaccination project – Part of a research group at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. Phase 1 clinical trial of a novel malaria anti-sporozoite vaccine candidate (paper preprint https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/19009282v1).

Other activities

  • Clinical manager, researching and developing medical innovation for pre-hospital and emergency medicine (current)
  • 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)