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360Dust Analysis: United Kingdom

 

Principal Investigators

Jane Entwistle

Jane Entwistle

Professor of Applied Geochemistry and Health at Northumbria University. Her research investigates environment and health interactions and she is particularly interested in the bioavailability of potentially harmful elements in the environment.

Pat Rasmussen

Pat Rasmussen

Principal researcher at Health Canada, and Adjunct Professor in the University of Ottawa, Canada. She is the lead researcher of the Canadian House Dust Study - a national baseline study designed to address risk assessment data requirements.

Ariadne Argyraki

Ariadne Argyraki

Professor of Geochemistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GreeceHer research interests span a range of topics in urban geochemistry and potentially harmful element hazard characterization.

Amelia Paula Marinho Reis

Amelia Paula Marinho Reis

Professor of Environmental Geology in the Universidade do Minho, Portugal. Her research interests include human health risk assessment studies, human biomonitoring, and the impact of dust on human health.

Andrew Hursthouse

Andrew Hursthouse

Professor of Environmental Geochemistry at the University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, Scotland, UK. His research interest covers the transport/behaviour of pollutants in the environment, evaluating their impact on ecosystems and human health.
Anil Namdeo

Anil Namdeo

Professor of Air Quality Management at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.  His research interests cover the breadth of air quality (both indoor and out), its management and links to human health.
David Pearce

David Pearce

Professor of Environmental Microbiology at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.  His current research focuses on the use of microbiology and novel molecular techniques applied across a range of environmental contexts.
Sanja Potgieter

Sanja Potgieter

Environmental Chemist at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK. Her current research focuses on the characterisation of particles in dust and their health risk assessment.
Joanna Wragg

Joanna Wragg

Senior scientist at the British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Nottingham, UK. Her research focuses on understanding how and why contaminants are taken up into the body.

Researchers

Lindsay Bramwell

Lindsay Bramwell

Senior researcher at the Urban Observatory, Newcastle University, where she is involved with indoor air quality monitoring. Her research interests also include understanding indoor exposure to new generation pollutants.
Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes

Senior researcher in Applied Epidemiology at Newcastle University, UK. Her research focuses on assessing risk factors for and causal pathways to adverse health and behavioral outcomes.
Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson

Post-doctoral researcher on the Home Biome project at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. He is a molecular biologist by background and is currently investigating the anti-microbial resistant components of indoor residential dusts.
Khadija Jabeen

Khadija Jabeen

PhD researcher at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK. Deej is part of the DustSafe project, studying the metal and microbial constituents of indoor residential dusts.
Abimbola Famuyiwa

Abimbola Famuyiwa

Royal Society of Chemistry sponsored International Visiting Scholar

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