Theme II Co-Lead
Environmental Research Group, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Dr Ian Mudway is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London and a member of the MRC Centre for Environment and Health; Asthma UK Centre in Allergic Mechanisms of Asthma and NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Exposures and Health. He has over 25 years of experience researching the impacts of air pollution on human health and in the development of assays to quantify the toxicity of the chemical cocktails that pollute the air we breathe. Over this period Dr Mudway has published over 120 research papers, reports and book chapters on these topics, as well as providing advice the local, national and international governments and NGOs. Dr Mudway is passionate about the communication of science to lay audiences and has worked extensively with artists and educationalist to promote the public understanding of the risks associated with environmental pollutants. Currently his work is focused on understanding early life impacts of pollutants on the development of the lung and cognitive function in children living within urban populations, as well as the broader impacts of air pollution on mental health and dementia risk.