Air Health Objectives
- Agree and communicate Commission narrative especially reinforcing the links to adverse health across the life course.
- Air quality to be added to health care professionals undergraduate and postgraduate education curriculum.
- Create mechanisms for health care professionals to adopt and take ownership of air pollution as a major public health issue and to set an example and create leadership across the NHS workforce.
Chair for Air Health – Professor Sir Stephen Holgate CBE, FMedSci, MRC Clinical Professor, University of Southampton
Stephen has a research focus on the mechanisms of asthma and allergy. He has an interest in the health effects of air pollution, serves as a UKRI Clean Air Champion and is Special Advisor for the Royal College of Physicians on Air Quality.
Stephen chaired the government Committee on the Medical effects of Air Pollutants, the Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards and the Hazardous Substances Advisory Committee.
He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, and has held leadership roles in the UK Research Councils and is a member of the Natural Environment Research Council.