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The Clean Air Strategy 2019. Is this a new start for the management of air quality? (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Longhurst, J., Barnes, J., Hayes, E., De Vito, L., & Williams, B. (2019, June). The Clean Air Strategy 2019. Is this a new start for the management of air quality?. Presented at 27th International Conference on Air Pollution Modelling, Monitoring and Management

Introduction and context A brief overview of the UK’s air pollution problem The Clean Air Strategy 2019 – aims and intentions Evaluating the Strategy Conclusions The new strategy was published in January 2019. The foreword by the Secretary... Read More

National Clean Air Day – what are we doing to advance the achievement of clean air for all? (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Longhurst, J. (2019, June). National Clean Air Day – what are we doing to advance the achievement of clean air for all?. Presented at Influence! 23rd Annual Conference of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC)

Introduction and welcome Brief summary of the air quality challenge Discussion on the role of Universities and Colleges in addressing air quality Conclusions and a draft statement on the role of Universities and Colleges in achieving clean ai... Read More

Emissions vs exposure: Increasing injustice from road traffic-related air pollution in the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
Barnes, J., Chatterton, T., & Longhurst, J. (2019). Emissions vs exposure: Increasing injustice from road traffic-related air pollution in the United Kingdom. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 73, 56-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2019.05.012

This paper presents unique spatial analyses identifying substantial discrepancies in traffic-related emissions generation and exposure by socioeconomic and demographic groups. It demonstrates a compelling environmental and social injustice narrative... Read More

Assessment of the relationship between industrial and non-industrial sources contributing to air quality objective exceedences: A theoretical modelling exercise (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Leksmono, N., Longhurst, J., Fisher, B., Chatterton, T., Irwin, J., & Ling, K. (2019, June). Assessment of the relationship between industrial and non-industrial sources contributing to air quality objective exceedences: A theoretical modelling exercise. Presented at Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Urban Air Quality: Measuring, Modelling and Management

Bristol’s 2030 carbon neutrality goal. Some observations from the Urban ID Project (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Longhurst, J. (2019, May). Bristol’s 2030 carbon neutrality goal. Some observations from the Urban ID Project. Presented at Bristol’s 2030 Carbon Neutrality Goal

Scope of Presentation Introduction to Urban ID Some Definitions and Statistics The Green House Gas Protocol The Urban ID Approach Boundary and Emission Questions A Pathway to Carbon Neutrality Supporting Behaviour Change How Can UWE Help?... Read More

Practice ecology of sustainable travel: The importance of institutional policy-making processes beyond the traveller (2019)
Journal Article
Williams, D., Spotswood, F., Parkhurst, G., & Chatterton, T. (2019). Practice ecology of sustainable travel: The importance of institutional policy-making processes beyond the traveller. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 62, 740-756. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2019.02.018

Changing mobility behaviour towards activities and actions that have a less detrimental impact on the environment, public health and society is an objective of transport policy jurisdictions globally. In line with a burgeoning body of research examin... Read More

An assessment of voluntary travel behaviour change delivery in England as an alternative to highway construction (2019)
Journal Article
Williams, D., Chatterton, T., Parkhurst, G., & Spotswood, F. (2019). An assessment of voluntary travel behaviour change delivery in England as an alternative to highway construction. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 7(2), 318-329. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2019.02.009

There is a growing body of international evidence available that shows highway construction fails to solve issues of congestion and improvements to the local economy. There is also evidence that due to changes of land use and expectations of being ab... Read More

The need for a systems perspective to devise new solutions for contemporary and emergent air pollutants (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Longhurst, J., & Hayes, E. (2019, February). The need for a systems perspective to devise new solutions for contemporary and emergent air pollutants. Presented at Met Office's Strategic Priorities Fund Clean Air Engagement Event

Structure of Presentation 1. Diagnosing the problem of anthropogenic air pollution 2. A brief comment on the Strategic Priorities Fund Clean Air Programme 3. The value of a systems perspective to address the issues, clarify the ambiguities and of... Read More

Estimating Aspergillus fumigatus exposure from outdoor composting activities in England between 2005 and 14 (2019)
Journal Article
Williams, B., Douglas, P., Roca Barcelo, A., Hansell, A., & Hayes, E. (2019). Estimating Aspergillus fumigatus exposure from outdoor composting activities in England between 2005 and 14. Waste Management, 84, 235-244. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2018.11.044

Bioaerosols, ubiquitous in ambient air, are released in elevated concentrations from composting facilities with open-air processing areas. However, spatial and temporal variability of bioaerosols, particularly in relation to meteorology, is not well... Read More

Air Pollution 2018. Twenty Sixth International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution (2018)
Book
Casares, J., Passerini, G., Barnes, J. H., Longhurst, J., & Perillo, G. (2018). J. Casares, G. Passerini, J. Barnes, J. Longhurst, & G. Perillo (Eds.), Air Pollution 2018. Twenty Sixth International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Pollution. WIT Press

Air Pollution 2018 is the 26th Annual Meeting in the successful series of international conferences organised by the Wessex Institute and the University of Naples Parthenope, concerned with advances in Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Air Poll... Read More

Facilitating stakeholder dialogues on a carbon neutral city: We need to talk about carbon (and air quality) (2018)
Journal Article
Prestwood, E., Longhurst, J., Townsend, I., Haines, T., & Tsiarapa, E. (2018). Facilitating stakeholder dialogues on a carbon neutral city: We need to talk about carbon (and air quality). https://doi.org/10.2495/AIR180461

The issues surrounding successful public engagement with climate change mitigation policy and decision-making have been extensively researched and identified as barriers to long-term civic and civil engagement. The challenge of transforming our urban... Read More

A Controlled Study on the Characterisation of Bioaerosols Emissions from Compost (2018)
Journal Article
Nasir, Z., Rolph, C., Collins, S., Stevenson, D., Gladding, T., Hayes, E., …Tyrrel, S. (2018). A Controlled Study on the Characterisation of Bioaerosols Emissions from Compost. Atmosphere, 9(10)(379), https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9100379

Bioaerosol emissions arising from biowaste treatment are an issue of public concern. To better characterise the bioaerosols, and to assess a range of measurement methods, we aerosolised green waste compost under controlled conditions. Viable and non-... Read More

Sources of airborne endotoxins in ambient air and exposure of nearby communities: A review (2018)
Journal Article
Rolph, C., Gwyther, C., Tyrrel, S., Nasir, Z., Drew, G., Jackson, S., …Gladding, T. (2018). Sources of airborne endotoxins in ambient air and exposure of nearby communities: A review. Atmosphere, 9(10), 375. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos9100375

Endotoxin is a bioaerosol component that is known to cause respiratory effects in exposed populations. To date, most research focused on occupational exposure, whilst much less is known about the impact of emissions from industrial operations on down... Read More

Enhancing local air quality management in Wales to maximise public health awareness, integration, collaboration and impact (2018)
Thesis
Brunt, H. A. Enhancing local air quality management in Wales to maximise public health awareness, integration, collaboration and impact. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/860302

Air pollution is a significant public health concern. The UK Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) regime mandates collaborative action to reduce air pollution to protect health. Despite having this aim, LAQM is disconnected from broader public health... Read More

120 Years of environmental protection UK (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Longhurst, J. (2018, September). 120 Years of environmental protection UK. Presented at Celebrating 120 years of Environmental Protection UK

On the 10th of September 2018 Environmental Protection UK (EPUK) celebrated the 120th birthday of one of its parent organisations, the Coal Smoke Abatement Society (CSAS). This speech reviews the important contributions of the Society in the battle... Read More

EU multilevel governance and air quality management in the UK (2018)
Presentation / Conference
De Vito, L., Russel, D., Hayes, E., Barnes, J., Chatterton, T., & Longhurst, J. (2018, September). EU multilevel governance and air quality management in the UK. Presented at European Group for Public Administration (EGPA)

Presentation delivered at the EGPA Conference 2018

Mapping ammonia risk on sensitive habitats in Ireland (2018)
Journal Article
Kelleghan, D. B., Hayes, E., Everard, M., & Curran, T. P. (2019). Mapping ammonia risk on sensitive habitats in Ireland. Science of the Total Environment, 649, 1580-1589. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.424

The aim of this study was to provide a simple, cost-effective, risk-based map of terrestrial areas in Ireland where environmental quality may be at risk from atmospheric ammonia. This risk-based approach identifies Natura 2000 sites in Ireland at ris... Read More

Scoping studies to establish the capability and utility of a real-time bioaerosol sensor to characterise emissions from environmental sources (2018)
Journal Article
Nasir, Z. A., Hayes, E., Williams, B., Gladding, T., Rolph, C., Khera, S., …Tyrrel, S. (2019). Scoping studies to establish the capability and utility of a real-time bioaerosol sensor to characterise emissions from environmental sources. Science of the Total Environment, 648, 25-32

A novel dual excitation wavelength based bioaerosol sensor with multiple fluorescence bands called Spectral Intensity Bioaerosol Sensor (SIBS) has been assessed across five contrasting outdoor environments. The mean concentrations of total and fluore... Read More

“Unfortunately, I use my car”: Commuter transport choices in Bristol, UK (2018)
Journal Article
Boushel, C., Barnes, J., Chatterton, T., Devito, L., Edwards, A., Rogers, L. F., …Hayes, E. (2018). “Unfortunately, I use my car”: Commuter transport choices in Bristol, UK. https://doi.org/10.2495/air180231

The leading source of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentrations in Bristol, United Kingdom is road transport, and Bristol exceeds the annual mean national air quality objective of 40 μg/m3 for NO2 in many locations around the city. Understanding the reas... Read More