Dr Leigh Crilley

Dr Leigh Crilley

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research Fellow in Atmospheric Chemistry

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Leigh Crilley is a chemist specializing in the field of air pollution/atmospheric chemistry. His current research involves investigating the rate of ozone production in the boundary layer using in situ field measurements


Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemistry)

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral research

PhD title
Investigations of the physical and chemical properties of ambient fine particles in urban schools


Recent publications


Crilley, LR, Singh, A, Kramer, LJ, Shaw, MD, Alam, MS, Apte, JS, Bloss, WJ, Hildebrandt Ruiz, L, Fu, P, Fu, W, Gani, S, Gatari, M, Ilyinskaya, E, Lewis, AC, Ng'ang'a, D, Sun, Y, Whitty, RCW, Yue, S, Young, S & Pope, FD 2020, 'Effect of aerosol composition on the performance of low-cost optical particle counter correction factors', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 1181-1193. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1181-2020

Shi, Z, Vu, T, Kotthaus, S, Harrison, RM, Grimmond, S, Yue, S, Zhu, T, Lee, J, Han, Y, Demuzere, M, Dunmore, RE, Ren, L, Liu, D, Wang, Y, Wild, O, Allan, J, Joe Acton, W, Barlow, J, Barratt, B, Beddows, D, Bloss, WJ, Calzolai, G, Carruthers, D, Carslaw, DC, Chan, Q, Chatzidiakou, L, Chen, Y, Crilley, L, Coe, H, Dai, T, Doherty, R, Duan, F, Fu, P, Ge, B, Ge, M, Guan, D, Hamilton, JF, He, K, Heal, M, Heard, D, Nicholas Hewitt, C, Hollaway, M, Hu, M, Ji, D, Jiang, X, Jones, R, Kalberer, M, Kelly, FJ, Kramer, L, Langford, B, Lin, C, Lewis, AC, Li, J, Li, W, Liu, H, Liu, J, Loh, M, Lu, K, Lucarelli, F, Mann, G, McFiggans, G, Miller, MR, Mills, G, Monk, P, Nemitz, E, O'Connor, F, Ouyang, B, Palmer, PI, Percival, C, Popoola, O, Reeves, C, Rickard, AR, Shao, L, Shi, G, Spracklen, D, Stevenson, D, Sun, Y, Sun, Z, Tao, S, Tong, S, Wang, Q, Wang, W, Wang, X, Wang, X, Wang, Z, Wei, L, Whalley, L, Wu, X, Wu, Z, Xie, P, Yang, F, Zhang, Q, Zhang, Y, Zhang, Y & Zheng, M 2019, 'Introduction to the special issue “In-depth study of air pollution sources and processes within Beijing and its surrounding region (APHH-Beijing)”', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 7519-7546. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-7519-2019

Ramsay, R, Di Marco, CF, Heal, MR, Twigg, MM, Cowan, N, Jones, MR, Leeson, SR, Bloss, WJ, Kramer, LJ, Crilley, L, Sörgel, M, Andreae, M & Nemitz, E 2018, 'Surface–atmosphere exchange of inorganic water-soluble gases and associated ions in bulk aerosol above agricultural grassland pre- and postfertilisation', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 18, no. 23, pp. 16953-16978. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-16953-2018

Kasibhatla, P, Sherwen, T, Evans, MJ, Carpenter, LJ, Reed, C, Alexander, B, Chen, Q, Sulprizio, MP, Lee, JD, Read, KA, Bloss, W, Crilley, LR, Keene, WC, Pszenny, AAP & Hodzic, A 2018, 'Global impact of nitrate photolysis in sea-salt aerosol on NOx, OH, and O3 in the marine boundary layer', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 18, no. 15, pp. 11185-11203. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-11185-2018

Crilley, LR, Shaw, M, Pound, R, Kramer, LJ, Price, R, Young, S, Lewis, AC & Pope, FD 2018, 'Evaluation of a low-cost optical particle counter (Alphasense OPC-N2) for ambient air monitoring', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 709-720. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-709-2018

Ropkins, K, DeFries, TH, Pope, F, Green, DC, Kemper, J, Kishan, S, Fuller, GW, Li, H, Sidebottom, J, Crilley, LR, Kramer, L, Bloss, WJ & Stewart Hager, J 2017, 'Evaluation of EDAR vehicle emissions remote sensing technology', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 609, pp. 1464-1474. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.137

Crilley, LR, Bloss, WJ, Sherwen, T, Read, KA, Lee, JD & Carpenter, LJ 2017, 'Evidence for renoxification in the tropical marine boundary layer', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 4081-4092. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4081-2017

Crilley, LR, Lucarelli, F, Bloss, WJ, Harrison, RM, Beddows, DC, Calzolai, G, Nava, S, Valli, G, Bernardoni, V & Vecchi, R 2017, 'Source apportionment of fine and coarse particles at a roadside and urban background site in London during the 2012 summer ClearfLo campaign', Environmental Pollution, vol. 220, pp. 766-778. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.06.002

Crilley, L, Kramer, L, Pope, F, Whalley, L, Cryer, D, Heard, DE, Lee, JD, Reed, C & Bloss, W 2016, 'On the interpretation of in situ HONO observations via photochemical steady state', Faraday Discussions, vol. 189, pp. 191-212. https://doi.org/10.1039/C5FD00224A

Bloss, W, Crilley, L & Kramer, L 2016, 'HONO Measurement by Differential Photolysis', Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, vol. 9, pp. 2483-2495. https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2483-2016

Bloss, W, Harrison, R, Beddows, D, Yin, J & Crilley, L 2015, 'Sources and contributions of wood smoke during winter in London: assessing local and regional influences', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, vol. 15, pp. 3149–3171. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-3149-2015

Crilley, LR, Bloss, WJ, Yin, J, Beddows, DCS, Harrison, RM, Allan, JD, Young, DE, Flynn, M, Williams, P, Zotter, P, H. Prevot, AS, Heal, MR, Barlow, JF, Halios, CH, Lee, JD, Szidat, S & Mohr, C 2014, 'Sources and contributions of wood smoke during winter in London: assessing local and regional influences', Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, vol. 14, no. 19, pp. 27459-27530. https://doi.org/10.5194/acpd-14-27459-2014

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