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1992 …2020

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Personal Statement

Research Interests:

My research aims are based on the use of previous experience in environmental health, environmental science and environmental monitoring technologies in studies on environmental influences on health.  Current interests include: environmental epidemiology; exposure assessment/characterisation; risk-based assessment of environmental influences on health; and the interface between environmental health and environmental engineering.

Recent research has been focused on the provision of more accurate and extensive exposure estimates in environmental epidemiology studies of the health effects of air pollution in urban areas.  Specific research projects include the estimation of concentrations of traffic-related air pollutants; and epidemiological analyses of the contrasting effects of short, intermediate and long-term exposure to air pollutants on the population of Scotland.

Funding has been obtained for research on air pollution and human health from NERC, Department of Health, MRC, the Colt Foundation and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.  Through these and other research grants a network of active collaboration has been established with the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Educational Aims & Objectives:

I am involved in the original design, development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate classes, with particular attention to the following generic areas:

  • Risk-based approach to environmental influences on health
  • Application of population-based epidemiological study to assess risks from environmental influences on health
  • Environmental pollution exposure assessment

My design philosophy has been based on a refocusing of contemporary environmental health and environmental engineering education on public health science, environmental epidemiology and environmental pollution exposure assessment.

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Research Output

Consistency of urban background black carbon concentration measurements by portable AE51 and reference AE22 aethalometers: effect of corrections for filter loading

Masey, N., Ezani, E., Gillespie, J., Sutherland, F., Lin, C., Hamilton, S., Heal, M. R. & Beverland, I. J., 20 Jan 2020, In : Aerosol and Air Quality Research. 20, 2, p. 329-340 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
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    Development of analytical methods for particulate-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Thailand

    Author: Tadsanaprasittipol, A., 13 Nov 2016

    Supervisor: Kalin, R. (Supervisor) & Beverland, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    • 5 Membership of committee
    • 1 Editorial board member
    • 1 Journal peer review
    • 1 Examination

    National Health Service in Scotland (External organisation)

    Iain Beverland (Member)
    2012 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (External organisation)

    Iain Beverland (Member)
    2012 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee