photograph Special air quality and health interest group launched

Researchers have launched The Air Quality and Health Interest Group (AQHIG) to encourage collaboration between those interested in issues surrounding this topic.

Subjects covered at the launch ranged from air quality monitoring and modelling to personal exposure to air pollution, and environmental justice, the latter linking air quality, health and social deprivation. The group intend to meet quarterly for presentations and discussion and will also establish an online forum with a regular update by means of an e-mail newsletter.

The founding group is made up of researchers from the Transport Operations Research Group (TORG) and the Institute of Health and Society (IHS) under the umbrella of Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS).

Professor Margaret Bell CBE, Professor Tanja Pless-Mulloli, Dr Susan Hodgson, Dr Anil Namdeo and Dr Vera Araujo-Soares will steer this interest group and we expect to attract members from the University, local authority officials, NHS researchers and air quality and health practitioners.

If you are interested in finding out more or joining the group, then please contact Dr Anil Namdeo, TORG, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.

Dr Anil Namdeo
Senior Lecturer in Transport and Sustainability

published on: 9th February 2012