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Centre for Atmospheric Science

Data-driven studies of air quality and socioeconomic predictors of mortality

I started my PhD with Prof. Alex Archibald in October 2020. My work pulls elements from multiple STEM disciplines across Atmospheric Chemistry, Epidemiology, Computer Science and Sociology. I research the impact of air quality on human health, with particular interest in the context of social inequity in urban areas. My current research focuses on Greater London and vehicle-emitted pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and particulates. I work with large datasets and explore the applications of machine learning techniques, such as specific types of neural networks which can handle data across detailed spatial and temporal ranges.

The various species of air pollutants have well-established long- and short-term effects on disease incidence and death rates. In addition to air pollution, social inequality has also been strongly linked to health; indeed, both factors have made headlines since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. My research aims to demonstrate the importance of taking a more holistic view of air quality and health, and highlight the devastating impact that social inequity continues to make.

UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in the Application of Artificial Intelligence to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER CDT)

I am a member of the AI4ER CDT, where I completed an MRes degree in 2019-20. My project studied the association between NO2 air pollution exposure and human breast cancer incidence in London, using LSTM networks.

Centre Highlights

• January 2024: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for PACESETTERS!

• September 2nd 2023: Dr Annela Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper analysing just transition narratives in European coal regions. Read the paper here

• December 13th 2022: The CCPG have co-authored a paper on game-changing innovations towards net-zero, published in Energy Strategy Reviews. Read the open access paper here.

• November 15th 2022: The final conference of PARIS REINFORCE is taking place today in Sorbonne. Read more about the event here

• October 24th 2022: The CCPG have successfully submitted a proposal for the Cambridge-Tsinghua joint research initiative! 

• May 5th 2022: We've submitted to the UNFCCC's Global Stocktake (GST). More information is available on our news page. 

• March 23rd 2022: Multiple CAS academics have published a paper investigating the future role of anthropogenic methane emissions. Read the open access paper here.

• Feb 18th 2022: Dr Parris and Dr Anger-Kraavi have co-authored a paper that develops a tool to support co-designed transformative change. Read the open access paper here.

• Dec 16th 2021: Dr Parris has co-authored a paper that introduces a tool to support plastic pollution policy. Read the open access paper here.

• Nov 22nd 2021: Dr Anger-Kraavi has co-authored a paper with Paris Reinforce. Read the open access version here

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