Imperial College London

Professor Nigel Bell

Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Emeritus Professor of Environmental Pollution



+44 (0)20 7594 9288n.bell




16 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus





Nigel Bell   BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Doctor of Environmental Studies (honoris causa), FIEEM, FRSA,FLS, MHEA, CEnv is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Pollution and Director of Careers and Alumni for the MSc in Environmental Technology.  He has carried out research for over 42 years on the effects of air pollution on crops, trees, native vegetation, mosses, lichens, herbivorous insect pests and plant fungal and viral pathogens in both the UK and a number of developing countries.  He is also active in research into contaminant pathways in the environment, particularly radionuclides, predicting dose to humans via air-soil-plant pathways.  In addition he has interests in other environmental management issues, including life cycle assessment and environmental auditing.  He has been specialist adviser 7 times to enquiries of House of Commons and House of Lords Select Committees. 



Davies L, Bell JN, Bone J, et al., 2011, Open Air Laboratories (OPAL): a community-driven research programme., Environmental Pollution, Vol:159, Pages:2203-2210

Bell JNB, Honour SL, Power SA, 2011, Effects of vehicle exhaust emissions on urban wild plant species, Environmental Pollution, Vol:159, ISSN:0269-7491, Pages:1984-1990

Kaliakatsou E, Bell JNB, Thirtle C, et al., 2010, The impact of tropospheric ozone pollution on trial plot winter wheat yields in Great Britain - An econometric approach, Environmental Pollution, Vol:158, ISSN:0269-7491, Pages:1948-1954

Honour SL, Bell JNB, Ashenden TW, et al., 2009, Responses of herbaceous plants to urban air pollution: Effects on growth, phenology and leaf surface characteristics, Environmental Pollution, Vol:157, ISSN:0269-7491, Pages:1279-1286

McKinlay R, Plant JA, Bell JNB, et al., 2008, Calculating human exposure to endocrine disrupting pesticides via agricultural and non-agricultural exposure routes, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:398, ISSN:0048-9697, Pages:1-12

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