Audrey de Nazelle joined the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, in 2012 as a lecturer in air pollution management. She is an expert in risk assessment and exposure science. Her research is at the intersection of environmental sciences, health behaviour, transportation, and urban planning. Her work aims at guiding decision makers towards health-promoting built environments and policies. It involves novel and holistic approaches to assessing behavioral, environmental and health impacts of urban plans and policies.
She conducted her postdoctoral research at the Centre for Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in Barcelona, Spain, where she developed and lead the European study Transportation Air Pollution and Physical ActivitieS: and Integrated Health Risk Assessment Programme of Climate Change and Urban Policies (TAPAS). She holds a PhD and an MS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Environmental Sciences and Engineering (UNC - ESE), where she still collaborates at the BME lab, and a Maîtrise in Mathematics from the University of Paris VI Pierre et Marie Curie.
Dr de Nazelle leads the London-based case study for the EU-FP7 project Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA), for which she supervises two PhD students: Esther Anaya and Juan Pablo Orjuela.
She supervises six other PhD students: Andrea Calderon on low-carbon mobility policies in cities and their impacts on air quality and health; Catalina Cruz Piedrahita on urban agriculture and health; Rosie Riley on societal engagement for sustainable behaviours through the use of smart phones; Yue Wang on pedestrian route choice modeling using app-based data; Paul Clift on air pollution interventions in schools; and Karina Corada on greenspace and air pollution.
Dr de Nazelle leads other studies on transport and health (SPHR2 and Imperial societal engagement seed-funded projects on rail transport proposal development) and on societal engagement (Imperial and ESRC-funded projects) through digital technology. She is also a collaborator on the EPSRC-funded project Managing Air for Green Inner Cities (MAGIC), and on MRC-funded projects on active travel (METAHIT and TIGTHAT).
She supervises many MSc theses every year, and convenes the Pollution Management option of the CEP's MSc in Environmental Technology. She is leading an exciting new option on sustainable cities (Urban Sustainable Environments) with her colleague Tilly Collins.
Dr de Nazelle leads Imperial's Network of Excellence on Air Quality (NExAIR) which aims at bringing together researchers from across Imperial to bring air quality for all.
et al., 2020, Estimating traffic contribution to particulate matter concentration in urban areas using a multilevel Bayesian meta-regression approach, Environment International, Vol:141, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:1-8
et al., 2019, Correlates of walking for travel in seven European cities: The PASTA project., Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol:127, ISSN:0091-6765, Pages:097003-1-097003-13
et al., 2019, Physical activity of electric bicycle users compared to conventional bicycle users and non-cyclists: Insights based on health and transport data from an online survey in seven European cities, Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Vol:1, ISSN:2590-1982, Pages:1-10
Haddad H, de Nazelle A, 2018, The role of personal air pollution sensors and smartphone technology in changing travel behaviour, Journal of Transport and Health, Vol:11, ISSN:2214-1405, Pages:230-243
et al., 2018, The effects of transport mode use on self-perceived health, mental health, and social contact measures: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study, Environment International, Vol:120, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:199-206
et al., 2018, Transport mode choice and body mass index: Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence from a European-wide study., Environment International, Vol:119, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:109-116
et al., 2018, Cycling in Warsaw, Poland - perceived enablers and barriers according to cyclists and non-cyclists, Transportation Research Part A - Policy and Practice, Vol:113, ISSN:0965-8564, Pages:291-301
et al., 2017, Estimated effects of air pollution and space-time-activity on cardiopulmonary outcomes in healthy adults: A repeated measures study., Environment International, Vol:111, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:247-259
et al., 2017, Towards a comprehensive conceptual framework of active travel behavior: a review and synthesis of published frameworks, Current Environmental Health Reports, Vol:4, ISSN:2196-5412, Pages:286-295
et al., 2017, Validating novel air pollution sensors to improve exposure estimates for epidemiological analyses and citizen science, Environmental Research, Vol:158, ISSN:0013-9351, Pages:286-294
et al., 2017, The relationship between bicycle commuting and perceived stress: a cross-sectional study, Bmj Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2044-6055
et al., 2017, Wearable sensors for personal monitoring and estimation of inhaled traffic-related air pollution: evaluation of methods, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol:51, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:1859-1867
de Nazelle A, Bode O, Orjuela JP, 2016, Comparison of air pollution exposures in active vs. passive travel modes in European cities: A quantitative review, Environment International, Vol:99, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:151-160
et al., 2016, Short-term planning and policy interventions to promote cycling in urban centers: Findings from a commute mode choice analysis in Barcelona, Spain, Transportation Research Part A - Policy and Practice, Vol:89, ISSN:0965-8564, Pages:164-183
et al., 2016, Can air pollution negate the health benefits of cycling and walking?, Preventive Medicine, Vol:87, ISSN:1096-0260, Pages:233-236
et al., 2016, Health impacts of active transportation in Europe, PLOS One, Vol:11, ISSN:1932-6203
et al., 2016, Private and public modes of bicycle commuting: a perspective on attitude and perception., European Journal of Public Health, Vol:26, ISSN:1464-360X, Pages:717-723
et al., 2016, Physical Activity through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA): a study protocol for a multicentre project, Bmj Open, Vol:6, ISSN:2044-6055
et al., 2015, The Added Benefit of Bicycle Commuting on the Regular Amount of Physical Activity Performed, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol:49, ISSN:0749-3797, Pages:842-849
et al., 2015, A study of the combined effects of physical activity and air pollution on mortality in elderly urban residents: the Danish diet, cancer, and health cohort, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol:123, ISSN:1552-9924, Pages:557-563
et al., 2015, Arterial blood pressure responses to short-term exposure to low and high traffic-related air pollution with and without moderate physical activity, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Vol:22, ISSN:2047-4873, Pages:548-557
et al., 2015, Respiratory and inflammatory responses to short-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution with and without moderate physical activity, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol:72, ISSN:1351-0711, Pages:284-293
et al., 2014, Large scale air pollution estimation method combining land use regression and chemical transport modeling in a geostatistical framework, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol:48, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:4452-4459
et al., 2013, Health impact assessment of increasing public transport and cycling use in Barcelona: A morbidity and burden of disease approach, Preventive Medicine, Vol:57, ISSN:0091-7435, Pages:573-579
et al., 2013, Comparison of performance of land use regression models derived for Catalunya, Spain, Atmospheric Environment, Vol:77, ISSN:1352-2310, Pages:598-606
et al., 2013, Lung function and -inflammation after short term exposures to traffic related air pollution and physical activity, European Respiratory Journal, Vol:42, ISSN:0903-1936
et al., 2013, Comparison of Physical Activity Measures Using Mobile Phone-Based CalFit and Actigraph, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Vol:15, ISSN:1438-8871
et al., 2013, Improving estimates of air pollution exposure through ubiquitous sensing technologies, Environmental Pollution, Vol:176, Pages:92-99
et al., 2012, Replacing car trips by increasing bike and public transport in the greater Barcelona metropolitan area: A health impact assessment study, Environment International, Vol:49, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:100-109
et al., 2012, A travel mode comparison of commuters' exposures to air pollutants in Barcelona, Atmospheric Environment, Vol:59, ISSN:1352-2310, Pages:151-159
et al., 2012, Surrounding Greenness and Exposure to Air Pollution During Pregnancy: An Analysis of Personal Monitoring Data, Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol:120, ISSN:0091-6765, Pages:1286-1290
et al., 2012, Green space, health inequality and pregnancy, Environment International, Vol:40, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:110-115
Rabl A, de Nazelle A, 2012, Benefits of shift from car to active transport, Transport Policy, Vol:19, ISSN:0967-070X, Pages:121-131
et al., 2011, The health risks and benefits of cycling in urban environments compared with car use: health impact assessment study, British Medical Journal, Vol:343, ISSN:1756-1833
et al., 2011, Improving health through policies that promote active travel: A review of evidence to support integrated health impact assessment, Environment International, Vol:37, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:766-777
et al., 2010, Short trips: An opportunity for reducing mobile-source emissions?, Transportation Research Part D - Transport and Environment, Vol:15, ISSN:1361-9209, Pages:451-457
de Nazelle A, Arunachalam S, Serre ML, 2010, Bayesian Maximum Entropy Integration of Ozone Observations and Model Predictions: An Application for Attainment Demonstration in North Carolina, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol:44, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:5707-5713
de Nazelle A, Nieuwenhuijsen M, 2010, Integrated health impact assessment of cycling, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol:67, ISSN:1351-0711, Pages:76-77
de Nazelle A, Rodriguez DA, 2009, Tradeoffs in incremental changes towards pedestrian-friendly environments: Physical activity and pollution exposure, Transportation Research Part D - Transport and Environment, Vol:14, ISSN:1361-9209, Pages:255-263
de Nazelle A, Rodriguez DA, Crawford-Brown D, 2009, The built environment and health: Impacts of pedestrian-friendly designs on air pollution exposure, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:407, ISSN:0048-9697, Pages:2525-2535