Air pollution and health: statistical challenges in the modelling and in communicating the results

Start date: 
24 Apr, 2017
Event Speaker: 
Anna Hansell, Heather Walton and others
Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street
United Kingdom
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One day meeting on air pollution and health - Royal Statistical Society

24 April 2017, 10am - 5pm

Organising Group(s): RSS Emerging Applications Section and Environmental Statistics Section

This meeting aims at bringing together a range of researchers from several disciplines related to air pollution and health. In particular we want to focus on some of the recent statistical challenges emerging in the field and on how the models and the results can be communicated to the general public and to the policy makers.

Speakers and Titles

Stefan Reis, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and University of Exeter, UK

Modelling exposure to air pollution at population scale – challenges in accounting for spatio-temporal variability

Gavin Shaddick, University of Bath, UK

Global Estimation of Air Quality

Antonio Gasparrini, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.

Distributed lag models for investigating health effects of air pollution and health: recent advancements

Michela Cameletti, University of Bergamo, Italy

Statistical challenges in modelling spatially misaligned exposure and health data

Heather Walton, King’s College London, UK

Communicating results across research disciplines and to policy makers

Anna Hansell, Imperial College London, UK

Communicating results to general audiences and to the public


To view abstracts and to register go to


Registration Fees:

Concessionary RSS Fellow £25

RSS Fellow £30

Non-RSS Fellow £55      

Lunch is included in the registration. Tea/Coffee will be served before the meeting and midway through the afternoon.