Prof Daniel Pope BSc(hons) MSc PhD MFPH

Professor of Global Public Health Public Health and Policy

Research

Household Air Pollution and Health - Estimating Burden

Energy, Air Pollution and Health Research Theme.

Understanding the burden of household air pollution in relation to maternal and child health.
- Systematic review and meta-analyses (SRMA) defining health burden from HAP on child acute lower respiratory illness, child mortality, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and lung cancer. SRMA dissemination used to inform the comparative risk assessment for HAP for the Global Burden of Disease Study (2010) and future iterations of GBD.
- Lead analyst for maternal health outcomes for RESPIRE-Guatemala, the first ever randomised controlled trial of an improved cookstove. Defined exposure-response relationship between HAP and maternal lung function.

Household Air Pollution and Health - Interventions to address burden

Energy, Air Pollution and Health Research Theme.

Interventions to burn biomass/ solid fuels cleaner.
- Co-led intervention based before-and-after studies in Nepal, Sudan and Kenya investigating impacts of improved cooking interventions on levels of HAP (particulate matter and carbon monoxide) with Practical Action.
- Lead analyst for maternal health outcomes for RESPIRE-Guatemala, the first ever randomised controlled trial of an improved cookstove. Defined exposure-response relationship between HAP and maternal lung function.
- Co-investigator on the CAPS-Malawi trial, the largest randomised controlled trial of an advanced combustion cookstove investigating the impact on child ALRI of associated reductions in HAP.
- Systematic review and meta-analysis work summarising all field based intervention studies of improved cooking interventions, comparing intervention impacts against WHO Air Quality Guideline levels.

Clean fuel interventions.
- Co-led health component of a World Bank funded intervention study in Madagascar estimating the impact of an ethanol stove intervention on levels of HAP and acute health outcomes.

Addressing the Global Burden of Disease from HAP

Energy, Air Pollution and Health Research Theme.

Development of WHO Indoor Air Quality Guidelines (IAQG) for Household Fuel Combustion
- As core member of the Guideline Development Committee, led systematic review and meta-analysis work inform guidelines in relation to health impacts, intervention impacts, burns and scaling adoption of improved cookstoves and cleaner fuels to address burden.

Implementation of WHO IAQG to reduce the Global Burden of Disease from HAP
- Principal Investigator for the LPG Adoption in Cameroon Evaluation (LACE) studies, investigating how best to scale equitable adoption and sustained use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a clean fuel to reduce HAP and improve health.
- Leading research modelling climate and health impacts of policy driven increased adoption of LPG in Cameroon.
- Testing practical interventions to assist communities to transition from solid fuel to LPG in Cameroon including micro-finance and cooking interventions).

Research Grants

Household air pollution and risk of esophageal cancer: a case-control study in Western Kenya

DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY (BEIS) (UK)

January 2019 - December 2021

NIHR Global Health Research Group on Clean Energy Access for the prevention of Non-communicable disease in Africa through clean Air: CLEAN-AIR(Africa)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

April 2018 - March 2022

National Program for Scale-up of LPG for cooking in Cameroon

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) (USA)

June 2017 - May 2018

Modelling the health and climate co-benefits of scaled-up LPG adoption in Cameroon

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (IVORY COAST)

February 2017 - August 2018

Enhancing adoption and use of LPG: an implementation science approach to understanding key determinants and impacts of local interventions to address financial constraints. The LPG Adoption in Cameroon Evaluation-2 Study (LACE-2).

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) (USA), PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE (USA)

October 2016 - September 2018

Impact of an improved stove on reductions in PM2.5 exposure and nasopharyngeal carriage of streptococcus pneumoniae in 6 month old Malawian children.

BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION (USA)

July 2015 - September 2017

An advanced cookstove intervention to prevent pneumonia in children under 5 years old in Malawi: a cluster randomised controlled trial.

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

September 2013 - February 2017

Researching pathways to scaling up sustainable and effective kitchen smoke alleviation.

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID) (UK)

December 2003 - May 2008

International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, 19th Conference.

ROYAL SOCIETY (CHARITABLE)

September 2007 - December 2008

"Burns, Scalds and Poisoning" reviewing the evidence on the topic for the WHO Indoor Air Quality Guidelines: Household Fuel Combustion

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (SWITZERLAND)

December 2011 - June 2012

Student Elective Prize for Hannah V Giles

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

June 2008 - July 2008

What are the enabling or limiting factors influencing the large scale uptake by households of cleaner and more efficient household energy technologies, covering cleaner fuel (including liquefied petroleum gas, ethanol and biogas) and improved solid fuel cookstoves?”

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (DFID) (UK)

May 2011 - July 2012

European Urban Health Indicators Part Two: Using indicators to inform policy (EURO-URHIS 2)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

January 2009 - June 2013

Review of evidence for household air pollution as intervention for child survival

BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION (USA)

December 2011 - September 2012

Research Collaborations

Dr Rumona Dickson

Internal

Evidence Based Public Health (contributor to European Summer School).

Professor Paul Garner

Internal

Evidence Based Public Health (contributor to European Summer School).

Respiratory Medicine

Internal

Investigator on a Joint Welcome Trust/ MRC Global Health Trial Grant for an RCT of an improved cookstove on reducing child pneumonia in Malawi (PI: Dr Kevin Mortimer from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine). Grant awarded September 2012.

Dr Greg Irving

Internal

Cochrane reviews on Hepatitis A vaccination (co-author). Evidence Based Public Health (contributor to Summer School).

Dr Arpana Verma

External: University of Manchester, UK

Urban health and related policy: joint grant holder of DG Research FP7 project measuring European Urban Health Indicators (EURO-URHIS 2). Collaboration with MUCH over funding applications and publications.

Professor Kirk Smith

External: University of California, Berkeley

Household air pollution and health: member of Comparative Risk Assessment expert group for HAP and WHO AQG committee. Advisor to research proposals in field.

Dr Eva Rehfuess

External: University of Munich

Evidence Based Public Health (Co-lead on European Summer School). Household air pollution and health: joint grant holder for DfiD upscaling improved cooking technologies, collaborating on WHO Air Quality Guidelines and associated publications.