Roy Harrison’s research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.
Much of this research is collaborative with Dr Stuart Harrad, Dr Bill Bloss, Professor Rob MacKenzie, Dr Xiaoming Cai and Professor Jamie Lead. Together, the activity comprises probably the largest University-based air pollution research group in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. We also collaborate extensively with other research groups from the UK and mainland Europe.
Roy Harrison is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 59 (December 2013); total citations exceed 14,000. In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003).