Environmental Research Group
Who's Who in ERG? - Dr Gary Fuller
Dr Gary Fuller
Senior Lecturer in Air Quality Measurement
Environmental Research Group
King's College London
150 Stamford Street
Tel: 020 7848 4019
Fax: 020 7848 4045
Having led the development of the London Air Quality Network to become the largest urban network in Europe I
have pursued network data analysis techniques to characterise trends and changes in urban air pollution.
Much of this research is focused on the source apportionment of PM10 concentrations; again using a network
perspective to create simple models to separate trends in primary PM concentrations from sources in London from
changes in PM imported from outside the city; from Europe and beyond. This led to the important finding that primary
PM10 in London has increased since 1998 despite technological and policy measures to abate vehicle tailpipe emissions
(Fuller and Green, 2006). These apportionment techniques can also be applied to quantify the local impacts of PM arising
from sources that are not currently represented in emissions inventories including construction activity (Fuller and Green, 2004),
waste management and more recent measurement
programmes have focused on PM10 from biomass burning.
My studies of PM concentrations in residential streets around six urban waste management sites have led
to development of further apportionment techniques to support the regulatory activities of the Environment
Agency and local authorities. New measurement of PM chemical composition is providing improved opportunities
to characterise PM10 by source leading to a better understanding of ambient air pollution concentrations
(Green and Fuller, 2009) and their sources. Other recent work has included the incorporation of the GUM measurement
approaches to uncertainty assessment into source apportionment models.
Through close working with toxicologists, clinicians and epidemiologists it has been possible to
promote the best use of air pollution measurements in health studies
(Atkinson et al, 2010 for example) working towards a better characterisation of pollutant exposure.
Green, D. and Fuller, G.W. 2006. Implications of tapered element oscillating microbalance (TEOM) software settings on
particulate matter measurements in the UK and Europe. Atmospheric Environment 40, 5608 – 5616.
Fuller, G.W. and Green, D. 2006. Evidence for increasing primary PM10 in London.
Atmospheric Environment 40, 6134 – 6145.
Yallop, D., Duncan, A.R, Norris, E., Fuller, G.W., Thomas, N., Walters, J., Dick, M.C., Height, S.E., Thein,
S.L. and Rees, D. C. 2006. The associations between air quality and the number of hospital admissions for
acute pain and sickle-cell
disease in an urban environment. British Journal of Haematology, 136, 844–848.
Mittal, H., Roberts, L., Fuller, G.W.., O’Driscol, S., Dick, M.C., Height, S.E., Thein, S.L., Rees, D.C. 2009.
The effects of air quality on haematological and clinical
parameters in children with sickle cell anaemia. Annals of Haematology, 88, 529–533.
Green, D., Fuller, G.W., Baker, T. 2009. Development and validation of the volatile correction model for PM10 –
An empirical method for adjusting TEOM measurements
for their loss of volatile particulate matter. Atmospheric Environment 43, 2132–2141.
Godri, K.J., Duggan, S.T., Fuller, G.W., Baker, T., Green, D., Kelly, F.J., Mudway, I. S., 2010. Particulate matter oxidative
potential from waste transfer station activity. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118:493–498.
Atkinson, R.W., Fuller, G.W., Anderson, HR., Harrison, RM., Armstrong. B., 2010. Urban ambient particle metrics
and health, a time-series analysis. Epidemiology 21, 501-511.
Godri, K, Green, D., Fuller, G.W., Kelly, F., Dall'Osto, M., Harrison, R., Mudway, I., 2010. Particulate
oxidative burden associated
with firework activity. Environmental Science and Technology (submitted).
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