New funding call from the NIHR Public Health Research Programme

The Public Health Programme is interested in receiving applications using a range of, potentially innovative, designs and methods to evaluate the impacts of interventions that affect indoor air quality on health and health inequalities. The call is interested in all forms of indoor space, though researchers are reminded that the …

The Royal Society report on research priorities in air pollution and health is published

The report provides recommendations on enhanced approaches to research on the health effects of air pollutants and is based on the outcome of an international workshop on research priorities and health hosted virtually by the Royal Society in September 2020. Please read the report here: Research priorities in air pollution …

The SPF Clean Air Programme is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Tom Woolley as the new Chair of the Steering Committee

An architect and environmental researcher currently living in County Down, Northern Ireland, Prof. Tom Woolley B.Arch., PhD is a highly respected former Professor of Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast, a role he held for sixteen years. Tom is also a visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University and at the Centre …

UKRI and Met Office appoint Professor Gary Fuller as a Clean Air Champion

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Met Office have appointed Professor Gary Fuller as the new Clean Air Champion for the SPF Clean Air Programme. Dr Fuller will join the existing Champions, Professor Sir Stephen Holgate and Dr Jenny Baverstock, working to bring together outstanding researchers across atmospheric, medical …

Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health – October 2020

As part of a series of planned on-line workshops and meetings, the SPF Clean Air team together with the Clean Air Champions (Prof Sir Stephen Holgate and Dr Jenny Baverstock) held a two-day on-line workshop entitled ‘Joining Forces to Improve Air Quality and Health’. The meeting provided an opportunity for …

Clean Air Gas Engine trialed in HS2 to cut carbon on construction sites

HS2 is trialing the Clean Air Gas Engine to replace diesel power on construction sites. The ultra low emission technology is an industry first solution set to dramatically cut carbon and improve air quality. The Clean Air Gas Engine (CAGE) project is developed by Lancashire based SME OakTec Power and …

Atmospheric Survey Aircraft

The Atmospheric Survey Aircraft (ASA) is a modified Cessna 421 operated by the Met Office in association with Alto Aerospace and based at Bournemouth, UK. Its original mission was to be on standby to monitor volcanic ash in UK airspace. With funding from the UK Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) it …

Social Research and Air Quality: STFC, Social Sciences and SAQN

Tuesday 26th January, 12.30 – 14.30, online SAQN are hosting an online, interactive event to explore how social sciences undertake and interact with air quality research. Questions include: What capabilities does STFC have to support social science research in this field and can we build collaborations between different disciplines to …

SPF Clean Air Steering Committee Chair

We’re looking for a new chair of the Clean Air Steering Committee. The SPF Clean Air programme supports multidisciplinary research and innovation to stimulate solutions for clean air through predictive understanding of future air quality challenges, a systems approach to analysis, new technologies and innovative policy and practice interventions to …