Dr Karen Exley


UK Health Security Agency
Dr Karen Exley is Group Leader of Air Quality and Public Health in the Environmental Hazards and Emergencies Department at UK Health Security Agency and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Leicester. She is the national lead for UK Health Security Agency’s strategic priority programme on Cleaner air.
Her research focuses on environmental public health with specific interests in improving exposure and risk assessment of indoor and outdoor air pollution and environmental chemicals. It also includes evaluating the effectiveness of interventions for both indoor and outdoor air quality and translating this knowledge into actionable public health tools and guidance for national and local government and other stakeholders.
She is a member of the scientific secretariat for the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants and was an expert committee member for the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Excellence’s Quality Standard on air pollution. She is a Member of the UK Research & Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund’s Clean Air Steering Committee and a Member of the National Institute of Health Research’s Public Health Research Funding Committee.
EEH Themes:

Theme 2 Project 1: Air pollution and adverse birth outcomes

Theme 2 Project 5: Disentangling effects of NO2 and PM2.5 in time-series analysis


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