These publications are are representative outputs from the WM-Air team, but not outputs from the WM-Air project itself.


Air Quality Observations

Crilley, L., M. Shaw, R. Pound, L. J. Kramer, R. Price, S. Young, A. C. Lewis and F. D. Pope (2018)

Evaluation of a low-cost optical particle counter (Alphasense OPC-N2) for ambient air monitoring’ Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11, 709-720.


Vehicle Emissions

Matthaios, V. N., L. N. Kramer, R. Sommariva, F. D. Pope and W. J. Bloss (2018

Investigation of vehicle cold start primary NO2emissions from ambient monitoring data in the UK and their implications for urban air quality’ Atmospheric Environment. In press.

Ropkins, R., T. H. DeFries, F. D. Pope, D. C. Green, J. Kemper, S. Kishan, G. W. Fuller, H. Li, J. Sidebottom, L. R. Crilley, L. Kramer, W. J. Bloss, J. S. Hager (2017)

Evaluation of EDAR vehicle emissions remote sensing technology’. Science of the Total Environment, 609, 1464-1474



Nikolova, I., X.-M. Cai, M.S. Alam, S.Z. Rezaei, J. Zhong, A.R. MacKenzie, and R.M. Harrison, 2018

The influence of particle composition upon the evolution of urban ultrafine diesel particles on the neighbourhood scale, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics,

Zhong, J., I. Nikolova, X. Cai, A. R. MacKenzie, and R. M. Harrison.

Modelling traffic-induced multicomponent ultrafine particles in urban street canyon compartments: factors that inhibit mixing, Environ. Pollution, 238, 186-195, 2018.


Health Impact

Adab P, Fitzmaurice D, Dickens AP, Ayres J, Buni H, Cheng KK, Cooper BG, Daley A, Enocson A, Greenfield S, Jolly K, Jowett S, Kalirai K et al.

Cohort profile: The Birmingham COPD Cohort Study. International Journal of Epidemiology doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv350

Bartington SE, Bakolis I, Devakumar D, Kurmi OP, Gulliver J, Chaube G, Manandhar DS, Saville NM, Costello A, Osrin D, Hansell AL, Ayres JG.

Domestic exposure to Carbon Monoxide and Particulate Matter in biomass fuel households in Janakpur, Nepal. Environ Pollut. 2017; 220(Pt A):38- 45.

Bartington, S., Moller, S., Hamilton, I., and Gilbert N. (2019) Summary of four UK government strategies.

Available at:

CM Wong, H Tsang, HK Lai, GN Thomas*, KB Lam, KP Chan, Q Zheng, JG Ayres, SY Lee, TH Lam, TQ Thach

Cancer mortality risks from long-term exposure to ambient fine particle. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. 25 (5): 839-845; 2016. Bartington S

CM Wong, H Tsang, HK Lai, TQ Thach, GN Thomas, KP Chan, SY Lee, JG Ayres, TH Lam, WK Leung.

STROBE-long-term exposure to ambient fine particulate air pollution and hospitalization due to peptic ulcers. Medicine (Baltimore). 95(18):e3543; 2016

Dretzke J, Blissett D, Dave C, Mukherjee R, Price M, Bayliss S, Wu X, Jordan R, Jowett S, Turner A, Moore D.

The cost-effectiveness of domiciliary non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in patients with end-stage COPD. A systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment 2015; 19(81)

Improving air quality and health – for all

Birmingham Health Partners, blog post:

Jolly K, Sidhu M, Hewitt C, Coventry PA, Daley A, Jordan R, Heneghan C, Singh S Ives N, Adab P, Jowett S, Varghese J, Nunan D, Ahmed K, Dowson L, Fitzmaurice D.

Patient self-management in primary care patients with mild COPD - a randomised controlled trial of telephone health coaching. BMJ 2018. 361, k2241

Jordan R, Adab P, Sitch A, Enocson A, Blissett D, Jowett S, Marsh J, Riley RD, Miller MR, Cooper BG, Turner AM, Jolly C, Ayres J, Haroon S, Stockley R, Greenfield S, Siebert S, Daley A, Cheng K, Fitzmaurice D.

Targeted case finding for COPD versus routine practice in primary care (TargetCOPD): a cluster randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2016; 4 (9), 720–730.

Jordan RE, Majothi S, Heneghan NR, Blissett D, Riley RD, Sitch AJ, Price MJ, Bates EJ, Turner AM, Bayliss S, Moore DJ, Singh SJ, Adab P, Fitzmaurice DA, Jowett S, Jolly K.

Supported self-management for patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): an evidence synthesis and economic analysis. Health Technology Assessment 2015; 19(36)

Lambe T, Adab P, Jordan R, Sitch A, Enocson A, Jolly K, Marsh J, Riley RD, Miller MR, Cooper BG, Turner AM, Ayres J, Stockley R, Greenfield S, Siebert S, Daley A, Cheng KK, Fitzmaurice D, Jowett S.

A model-based evaluation of the long-term cost-effectiveness of systematic case-finding for COPD in primary care. Thorax, 08 Jul 2019, 74(8):730-739


Green Infrastructure

Ferranti, E.J.S., MacKenzie, A.R., Ashworth K., and Hewitt C.N. 2017.

First Steps in Urban Air Quality. A Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) Guidance Document. UK: London. Available from: Epapers or Research-Gate DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.29538.22726

Greater London Authority Guide – Using green infrastructure to protect people from air pollution. 

Produced in consultation with the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (University of Birmingham), the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (University of Surrey) and Transport for London.

Hewitt, C. N., K. Ashworth, and A.R. MacKenzie. (2019)

Using green infrastructure to improve urban air quality (GI4AQ). Ambio,
DOI: 10.1007/s13280-019-01164-3

The Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) - Impacts of Vegetation on Urban Air Pollution July 2018



Rajé F., M. Tight and F. D. Pope. (2018)

Traffic pollution: a search for solutions for a city like Nairobi’. Cities.