Dr Thomas ("Tom") Cole-Hunter (Ph.D.) has broad experience in environmental health (epidemiology) and exposure assessment for air pollution and noise, including emissions from cookstoves, road traffic, and waste-to-energy incinerators. He studies the clinical and subclinical health effects of exposure among general and susceptible populations, from active commuters (walkers, bicyclists) in urban developments to cookstove users in regional/rural settings. His expertise has been gained in this area by working with large European Commission-funded projects, smaller (US) National Institutes of Health-funded studies, and while supported by an (Australian) National Health and Medical Research Council fellowship.
Dr Cole-Hunter obtained his PhD at the International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborative Center, in 2013 under the supervision of Distinguished Professor Lidia Morawska. He hopes to pursue future collaboration with both researchers and stakeholders, for managing low-cost and potentially citizen science-based air quality monitoring networks to collect evidence that will advise decision- and/or policy-makers.