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Conference Programme 5th – 6th July, 2023

See the programme below for links to the presentations

5th July 2023
10.00 – 10.30
Registration and refreshments

10.30 – 10.40: Opened by Professor Adam Tickell

Opened Professor Adam Tickell, Vice Chancellor, University of Birmingham

10.40 – 11.20: Keynote speech, Chair: Professor Sir Stephen Holgate

Martin Williams Lecture: The past, present, and future prospects for air quality management and health in the UK
Professor Roy Harrison

11.20 – 12.00: Introduction to the Networks, Chair: Dr Gary Fuller,

The Principal Investigator of each of the networks will introduce their network’s remit and activity.

TRANSITIONProfessor Suzanne Bartington
BioAirNetProfessor Frederic Coulon
HEICCAMProfessor Ruth Doherty
MetrologyTom Gardiner
TAPASDr Kat Roberts
SAQNDr Sarah Moller
FUVNProfessor Cath Noakes
CleanAir4VProfessor Christian Pfrang
12.00 – 12.30
Refreshments and networking

12.30 – 13.30: 4 x Parallel Sessions (1) – Current state of play (1)

A series of lightning talks, outlining network activities under different themes. Followed by a ‘marketplace’ session, where delegates can discuss the research with presenters.

Air Quality and Net ZeroChair: Dr Kevin SmithFry Suite
Measurements, Mechanisms and ModellingChair: Dr David GreenCorelli
Role of CO2 monitors in classroomsCarolanne Vouriot
Modelling UK Housing StockPhil Symonds
Integrated technological and computational tools to capture detailed personal exposure and doseLia Chatzidiako
Computational Fluid Dynamic Modelling for Indoor Air QualityStefano Rolfo
Detection and characterisation of biological material in PMZaheer Nasar
Efficacy evaluation for air handling system in mitigating exposure in lifts and enclosed waiting spaces at a transport hubAbhishek Tiwary
Air Quality: Coupling Indoor and Outdoor EnvironmentsMaarten Van Reeuwijk
Health and InequalitiesChair: Professor Suzanne BartingtonLodge
UKHSA towards IAQ solutionsJim Stewart Evans
Mitigating Cooking Emissions: The role of Rapeseed Oil in Frying on Induction HobsJerry Tang
Impacts of ambient air quality on acute asthma hospital admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oxford CityAjit Singh
Analysis of inequalities in personal exposure to PM2.5: A modelling study for the Greater London school-aged populationLauren Ferguson
What would Beyoncé do? Outputs from a BioAirNet workshop on exposure and health mechanismsPippa Douglas
Understanding how inhaled particles impact the brain-blood-barrierChang Guo
Engagement and InvolvementChair: Dr Henry BurridgeMacNeice
Future Urban Ventilation Network (FUVN) Open RepositoryZheng-Tong Xie
Power to the people: The importance of public engagement on indoor air qualityMalina Modlich
TRANSITION Clean Air Network Briefing NotesCharlotte Landeg-Cox
Attending COP26 with the TRANSITION Clean Air Network teamKayla Schulte
Mapping our stakeholders: Engaging with others beyond BioAirNetEmma Marczylo
Engaging students by building and deploying air quality monitorsAchim Haug
Towards developing an indoor air pollution emission inventory for the UK: present challenges and future directionsAndrea Mazzeo
13.30 – 14.30
Lunch and networking
During the lunchbreak, those with booked places will visit the Birmingham super-site monitoring facility at 13.30 and 14.00

14.30 – 15.30: 4 x Parallel Sessions (2) – Current state of play

This session will consist of presentations from relevant network activities, with time for questions.

Air Quality and Net ZeroChair: Professor Cath NoakesFry Suite
RAL Space/NCEO satellite observations for use in air quality monitoring and researchBarry Latter
Characterising Changing Travel Patterns
in COVID-19 Era
Fiona Crawford
Balancing Energy-Efficiency and Health: Achieving Optimal Indoor Air Quality in Net Zero HomesAlejandro Moreno-Rangel
Green ammonia as fuelBill David
Measurements, Mechanisms and ModellingChair: Professor Zongbo ShiCorelli
Title Speaker
Developing an Indoor Air Quality Emissions & Modelling System (IAQ-EMS)Christian Pfrang
Challenges and opportunities of sampling and characterizing bioaerosolsCorrine Whitby
Controlled Active Ventilation Environment (CAVE) – Resilient Buildings and Indoor EnvironmentsLiora Malki-Epshtein
Low-cost sensor source apportionmentFrancis Pope
Health and InequalitiesChair: Dr Mark MillerLodge
Class-ACT: the effects of air cleaning technologies (ACT) in Bradford SchoolsDr Henry Burridge
Measuring the impact of indoor air pollution in people with respiratory diseaseAlice Turner
Laser Applications relevant to Clean Air TechnologiesAndy Ward
Air quality and mental health: evidence, challenges and future directionsKam Bhui
Involvement and EngagementChair: Professor Malcom CookMacNeice
Engaging with small business owners to improve indoor air qualityAbigail Hathaway
Democratising Air Quality modelsSumil Thakrar
Communicating air quality with a sense of audienceAndrew Mitchell
Air quality monitoring in UK schools: The SAMHE projectSarah West
15.30 – 16.00
Refreshments and networking

16.00 – 17.00: Plenary session

Feedback and discussion
Chair: Tom Gardiner
Fry Suite
17.00 – 18.30
Free time, networking, super-site tours
Those with booked places will visit the Birmingham super-site monitoring facility at 17:00 and 17:30
18.30 – 19.30
SAQN networking session
19.30 – 21.30
Conference dinner
6th July 2023
09.00 – 09.30
Registration and refreshments

9.30 – 10.15: Keynote speech, Chair: Professor Ruth Doherty

Paul Wilkinson Memorial Lecture: The need for action and engagement in science
Professor Anna Hansell

10.1510.30: Introduction to the parallel sessions, Chair: Professor Cath Noakes

10.30 – 11.30: 3 x Parallel sessions: Strategic Future Direction.

This sessions will begin with input on the future direction of air quality research, followed by a facilitated discussion to identify key priorities in this theme.

Monitoring and FacilitiesChair: Dr Liora Malki-EpshteinFry Suite
What do we know about the air we breathe? The Exposure Case for Indoor Air QualityMiranda Loh
Future directions of outdoor air quality monitoringAlly Lewis
IAQ local and national observatoriesCath Noakes
Exposure and Health LinkageChair: David GreenCorelli
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Air Quality Network to stimulate Multidisciplinary approaches to Unmet Air Pollution ChallengesIan Mudway
Designing surveillance for air pollution assessmentRob Kinnersley
Indoor Air Quality and Vulnerable GroupsAlice Turner
BehaviourChair: Dr Sarah WestLodge/Macneice
Reflections on Air Quality Focus GroupsConnor Smith
Pollutant Indoor Exposure from Stoves and FireplacesRoy Harrison
Act Now projectMike Holland
Refreshments and networking

12.00 – 13.00: 3 x Parallel Sessions: Key messages for policy, Industry and Public Stakeholders

This session will begin with input on key messages for air quality stakeholders, followed by a facilitated discussion to identify key priorities under this theme.

Informing RegulationsChair: Dr Gary FullerFry Suite
Exposures to Particles and Volatile Organic Compounds across Multiple Transportation ModesNick Molden
Building regulations and complianceHywel Davies
AQ standardsNick Martin
Environment and Net ZeroChair: Professor Frederic CoulonCorelli
The Future of Net-Zero Policies for air pollution in the UKRuth Doherty
Adopting a Whole Systems Approach to Transport Decarbonisation, Air Quality and HealthAlex Penn
Air Pollution Policy: Ongoing and Emerging ChallengesJohn Newington
SolutionsChair: Dr Douglas BookerLodge/Macneice
Title Speaker
Green Infrastructure for Roadside Air Quality: modifying pollution dispersion to reduce local exposureJames Levine
Future IAQ monitoring in schoolsPrashant Kumar
A negative emission internal combustion engine vehicle?Felix Leach
Lunch and networking

14.00 – 15.00: Plenary

The value of the networksChair: Dr Sarah MollerFry Suite

15.00: Close

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