Work Packages

The research is broadly divided into seven Work Packages (WPs), shared between the collaborating institutions as outlined below.  It entails the further development, application and evaluating of spatio-temporal AQ/weather models (WPs 1 and 2); the integration of their outputs with housing model data as indicators of potential modifiers of air pollution/temperature exposure (WP3); and the integration of those data with health data sets and their epidemiological analysis aimed at assessing questions germane to multi-pollutant health risks (WP4). It will examine, through modelling and health impact analysis, the effects of air quality and climate policies (WP5); assess effects of such policies and of current air pollution on socio-economic variations in exposure and disease burden (WP6); and provide a formalized framework for assessing the value of the evidence, and the influence of uncertainties in it, in policy decisions (WP7).

WP1. Modelling of air pollution and weather data (objective 1)
Lead: R Doherty, M Heal, D Stevenson (Edinburgh)
with inputs from: D Simpson (met.no); M Amman (IIASA); F O’ Connor (Met Office)

WP2. Comparison of model-based and monitoring data (objective 2)
Lead: M Heal (Edinburgh), I Beverland (Strathclyde)

WP3. Modelling of indoor environment (objective 3)
Lead: M Davies, I Ridley, D Mumovic (UCL)

WP4. Epidemiological linkage and analysis (objectives 4, 5, 6)
Lead: B Armstrong, P Wilkinson (LSHTM); R Atkinson (SGUL)

WP5. Modelling the effects of air quality and climate policies on multi-pollutant concentrations and health impacts (objective 5)
Lead: R Doherty, D Stevenson (Edinburgh)
with input from: D Simpson (met.no); M Amman (IIASA); F O’ Connor (Met Office); M Williams (ERG); B Armstrong, P Wilkinson (LSHTM)

WP6. Socio-economic variations (objective 6)
Lead: Jamie Pearce (Edinburgh); P Wilkinson (LSHTM)

WP7. Multi-criteria decision analysis (objective 7)
Lead: Z Chalabi, B Armstrong, P Wilkinson (LSHTM); M Williams (ERG)