Health assessment across biological length scales for personal pollution exposure and its mitigation
INHALE will assess the impact of air pollution on personal health in urban environments.
This multidisciplinary research project will develop a physics based, multi-scale approach across biological length scales from the cell, lung, person up to the neighbourhood scale.
The research involves integrated modelling of air pollution and air-flow. It will look at the effect of interventions such as roadside hedges or medication for at-risk people such as asthmatics. INHALE will examine pollutants’ potential for cell and tissue damage, and how this relates to health outcomes.
By modelling air pollution at neighbourhood scale and representing interventions to assess reduced exposure, we will gain an understanding of how green infrastructure can mitigate pollution"
Professor Christopher Pain
Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London
We will use modelling to predict the outcomes of cell fate, so that we can back propagate biological potential of pollution particles through to the individual and into the neighbourhood scale"
Professor of Respiratory Medicine, National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London
If you are interested in getting involved in this research, see: INHALE - Clinical Trial Recruitment Poster.
PhD Opportunity: Passive air pollution mitigation in near-road environments
The EPSRC-funded INHALE Project has an available PhD Studentship at the University of Surrey. The project will involve investigating the influence of passive barriers on reduced exposure to air pollutants in near-road outdoor and indoor environments such as schools via experimental and appropriate modelling. The studentship funding covers academic fees for UK/EU students. More information, including supervisor details, deadlines, and guidance on how to apply, can be found at the associated FindAPhD listing.
INHALE Project Manager, Claire Dilliway
Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering
Imperial College London
South Kensington, London SW7 2BP