Professor John Gulliver
Professor of Environmental and Exposure Sciences
I am an environmental scientist with a research focus on environmental exposures. Much of my work involves developing environmental models of air quality and noise with geographical information systems (GIS) to undertake exposure assessment at regional and trans-national scales. I have collaborated widely in developing air quality and noise maps for the UK, Europe and other countries, supporting epidemiologic studies looking at population exposures over periods of up to 50 years. I led on the first adaptation of the CNOSSOS-EU methodology for road traffic noise modelling, which has been applied in national and international-scale noise exposure assessment for funded UK and EU studies on dementia, birth outcomes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, blood pressure, and mortality. I am currently work package leader on air quality and noise exposure assessment in EU-H2020 funded ‘Equal-life’ project on how the environment affects childhood development and mental health. I am the Deputy Director of the Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability at the University of Leicester. I am also Deputy Director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Environmental Exposures and Health at the University of Leicester, working with Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive. I am a member of the British Standards Committee on the calculation of road traffic noise. In 2020 I joined the Midlands Innovations Transport Strategy Group.