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Air Quality in Asia Team

Our Air Quality in Asia Team work to understand the causes and impacts of air pollution in Asia.

Dr. Carly Reddington, AIA Research Fellow
Carly using complex atmospheric chemistry-aerosol models to investigate the effects of anthropogenic and natural emissions on atmospheric composition and air quality in Asia. She is currently using the high-resolution air quality model, WRF-Chem, to examine the air quality co-benefits of implementing future climate change mitigation policies in China. Recently, Carly has worked on quantifying the contribution of anthropogenic sources to particulate air pollution in East Asia (Reddington et al., 2019), the potential impacts of relevant policy scenarios on air quality and public health across the Greater Bay Area, China (Conibear, Reddington et al., 2021), and the impacts of forest and vegetation fires on air quality and public health in Southeast Asia (Reddington et al., accepted, 2021). Carly has a PhD from the University of Leeds. Carly's Research Fellow position is supported by a gift from AIA Group Ltd.

Fan Qiao, AIA Research Scholar
Fan is a PhD student studying the sources, transformations and health impacts of air pollution in Asia. She is currently combining the WRF-chem model with measurements from monitoring networks and satellites to explore how land use and land cover change impact air quality. Fan's studentship is supported by AIA Group Ltd.

Dr Luke Conibear
Luke's research focuses on how to reduce the human health impacts of air pollution exposure. He has extensive experience researching the sources of air pollution in India (Conibear et al., 2018) and China (Conibear, Reddington et al., 2021). His research has demonstrated the air quality benefits of a transition to clean household energy (Conibear et al., 2020). He is currently using machine learning methods to predict air quality from emission changes (Conibear et al., 2021). Luke provides technical leadership for the WRF-chem air quality model at Leeds.

Associate Professor Steve Arnold
Steve Arnold is Associate Professor of Atmospheric Composition at the University of Leeds. He has expertise in the impacts of chemistry and meteorology on air pollution, and its interactions with climate, ecosystems, and health. Steve is Director of the Centre for Environmental Modelling and Computation (CEMAC). He co-leads the AIA research team.

Professor Dominick Spracklen
Dominick is Professor of Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions at the University of Leeds. He has more than 20 years' experience studying the causes of air pollution and the impacts on climate and human health. He leads the AIA research team.

We acknowledge AIA Group Ltd for supporting our research and for providing a gift to directly support Carly Reddington as our AIA Research Fellow and Fan Qiao as our AIA Research Scholar.