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Mapping out health impact

Geoscientists and chemists investigating the relationship between climate and health have received significant NERC funding.


Their project will examine spatial variations in health outcomes related to mixtures of air pollutants and weather in the UK, and the relationship to socioeconomic inequalities.

Multidisciplinary collaboration

Scientists spanning multiple disciplines from five institutions are involved in the project.

Edinburgh researchers will collaborate with colleagues at the University of Strathclyde; the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; St George’s, University of London; and University College London.

Consistent performance

This study was one of 40 Science & Engineering projects to receive awards during December, according to new figures from ERI.

The College experienced another strong month for research activity, with the Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering and Physics & Astronomy all performing well.

Treatments for disease

Elsewhere in the University, the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine almost doubled the number of awards it attracted in December 2010, compared with figures for the same period in the previous year.

Research investigating or contributing to treatments for breast cancer, ovarian cancer and Crohn’s disease, were among the projects to receive awards.

Routes out of prison

Among the fruitful projects from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences were Professor Bill Whyte’s study on routes out of prison and Professor David Marshall’s project on discursive families.

Visit ERI’s website for monthly updates on research awards.

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