Imperial College London

ProfessorHelenApSimon

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Professor of Air Pollution Studies
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9292h.apsimon

 
 
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Location

 

14 G814 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Helen ApSimon is Professor of Air Pollution Studies at Imperial College London.  Her research in air pollution developed from modelling studies of nuclear accidents, and diversified into international issues such as acid rain, and air pollution problems in Eastern Europe. She has worked extensively for Task Forces under the UN ECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, undertaking modelling and and assessment of cost-effective strategies to reduce acidification, eutrophication, excess tropospheric ozone, and fine particulate concentrations.  This has led to the Integrated Assessment Unit in the Centre for Environmental Policy, investigating future scenarios for emissions of atmospheric pollutants, atmospheric dispersion and mapping of atmospheric concentrations and deposition, impacts on human health and ecosystems; and costs and benefits of potential air pollution  mitigation strategies taking account of simultaneous implications for climate policies. She also has strong interests in urban air pollution, particularly in London, where she co-founded the APRIL (Air Pollution Research In London) network and chairs the subgroup on emissions, modelling and measurements. She has been a member of numerous expert groups and committees, including the Airborne Particles Expert Group, the National Expert Group on Transboundary Air Pollution, and the Air Quality Expert Group of DEFRA. She has recently joined the expert panel of the Airports Commission.  Her work is highly interdisciplinary, linking science and policy development.

Publications

Journals

O'Driscoll R, Stettler MEJ, Molden N, et al., 2018, Real world CO2and NOxemissions from 149 Euro 5 and 6 diesel, gasoline and hybrid passenger cars., Sci Total Environ, Vol:621, Pages:282-290

Aristodemou E, Boganegra LM, Mottet L, et al., 2018, How tall buildings affect turbulent air flows and dispersion of pollution within a neighbourhood., Environ Pollut, Vol:233, Pages:782-796

Smith AC, Holland M, Korkeala O, et al., 2016, Health and environmental co-benefits and conflicts of actions to meet UK carbon targets, Climate Policy, Vol:16, ISSN:1469-3062, Pages:253-283

O'Driscoll R, ApSimon HM, Oxley T, et al., 2016, A Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) study of NOx and primary NO2 emissions from Euro 6 diesel passenger cars and comparison with COPERT emission factors, Atmospheric Environment, Vol:145, ISSN:1352-2310, Pages:81-91

Conference

Dore A, Reis S, Oxley T, et al., 2016, Calculation of Source-Receptor Matrices for Use in an Integrated Assessment Model and Assessment of Impacts on Natural Ecosystems, 34th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application (ITM), SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, Pages:107-112

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