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Our research aims to understand and explain the influence of human activities on water, land and air to support improved public health. We focus on developing appropriate, practical solutions and strategies to manage and effectively control the release and transmission of contaminants, such as pathogenic microorganisms, macro pollutants, airborne particulate matter and antibiotic resistance genes within the environment.
Our research falls under the following four themes: (1) Air quality management; (2) Community engagement and training; (3) Waste management and (4) Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in low-resource and emergency settings.
The group works extensively with the international academic partners, Non-Governmental Organisations (e.g. UNICEF, Médecins Sans Frontières), the water and waste industry, Defra, The Committee of the Medical Effects of Air Pollution and with community groups and stakeholders.
Our researchers are also developing methods to detect, monitor and model the presence of human and non-human pollutants and emerging contaminants in a range of terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic environments. Our findings provide high impact, evidence-based science with which to inform policy and change behaviours. To find out more about our specialist research facilities please follow the link to the Centre for Aquatic Environments site.
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RedPol: RedPol Reduction of Pollution by endocrine disrupting compounds at source : innovative products for the commercial lab market
1/07/20 → 30/06/23
Project: EU / International
PECO: Is exposure to airborne fine and ultrafine particulate matter a determining factor in COVID-19 infection and outcome within the UK?
1/01/21 → 30/06/21
Project: Research Councils / Government Depts.
Purnell, S., Mills, N., Davis, K. & Joyce, C., 6 Oct 2021, In: PLoS ONE. 16, 10 October, e0251104.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Changes in Ambient Air Quality and Atmospheric Composition and Reactivity in the South East of the UK as a Result of the COVID-19 LockdownWyche, K., Nichols, M., Parfitt, H., Beckett, P., Gregg, D., Smallbone, K. & Monks, P., 22 Jun 2021.
Research output: Contribution to conference › PaperFile
Baid, H., Ainsworth, T., Allen, C., Beeching, J., Kubra, B., Damm, E., Dempster, G., Fuhrmann, A., Israelsson-Skogsberg, Å., McCready, T., Mills, J., Price, A., Ritchie, B., Sarker, D., Slaughter, O., Sundberg, F. & Woodard, R., 7 May 2021.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-reviewFile
Corina Ciocan (Member of expert group)1 May 2021 → 1 Sep 2021
Activity: External funding peer-review
Waste materials: Quantifying environmental impacts and finding opportunities for pollution reduction
Dipak Sarker (Presenter)1 Feb 2021
Activity: External talk or presentation › Oral presentation