Environment and Public Health Research and Enterprise Group

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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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Bacteriophages Medicine & Life Sciences
bacteriophage Earth & Environmental Sciences
remediation Earth & Environmental Sciences
Enterococcus Medicine & Life Sciences
pathogen Earth & Environmental Sciences
Air purification Engineering & Materials Science
contaminated land Earth & Environmental Sciences
market development Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2017 2018

  • 15 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 1 Paper

Assessment of recommended approaches for containment and safe handling of human excreta in emergency settings

Gomes Da Silva, D., Dias, E., Ebdon, J. & Taylor, H. 26 Jul 2018 13, 7, p. 1-20 20 p., e0201344

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Energy yield potentials from the anaerobic digestion of common animal manure in Bangladesh

Rahman, K., Harder, M. & Woodard, R. 19 May 2018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
risk assessment