The Energy, Air Pollution and Health Research Group is located within the Department of Public Health and Policy and WHO Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on Social Determinants of Health. The group conducts research in the field of household air pollution (HAP), energy access and health in Lower- and Middle- Income countries with a focus on
(i) establishing the evidence base for HAP and health outcomes
(ii) evaluating interventions (improved cookstoves and cleaner fuels) to reduce exposure to HAP and improve health (particularly in mothers and children who are the most vulnerable groups)
(iii) informing policy and programmes to reduce HAP and improve health.
In addition the group conducts training programs in epidemiological research methods and evidence based public health.