School of Geography & the Environment
The environment has many impacts on the health and wellbeing of humans and other species; urban environments pose a number of specific hazards, through exposure to air pollution, noise, and overheating due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Climate change, land use changes and urban development may exacerbate these risks to health even more. The DPhil project would feed into existing work modelling and analysing the interactions between urban climate, climate change, air pollution, the UHI, and the effects of the environment on health. It could focus on one or a combination of: regional climate modelling; urban climate; GIS and spatial mapping of environmental and demographic datasets; air quality; health effects of temperatures and/or air pollution; health impact assessment for current and future climates, or projections of impacts of climate change and extreme events. Details of the project are open to discussion with the student and have the potential to be multi-disciplinary in nature.
Clare Heaviside is eligible to be a co-supervisor
Associated Research Streams
climate change, urban climate, climate change and health, air pollution, heatwaves, extreme events