Environmental modelling and exposure assessment

Qualification: PhD

Department: Geography

Application deadline: Monday 1st July 2019

Start date: 23rd September 2019



Professor John Gulliver

Professor Anna Hansell

Project Description:

The Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability (CEHS) is offering a 3 year fully funded PhD studentship to commence 23 September 2019.  

The details of the projects are not specific at this stage. We aim to attract strong candidates to develop a project with CEHS, depending on the candidate’s interests and strengths, around one or more of the following themes:

  • Methodological advances using geographical information systems (GIS);

  • Statistical methods in outdoor air pollution modelling;

  • Beyond LAeq - new metrics for noise exposure assessment;

  • Models of novel air pollution metrics including ultra-fine particles;

  • Indoor air pollution (measurements and models);

  • Low-level chemical exposures;

  • Improving the granularity of data used in environmental models;

  • Earth observation data in exposure modelling and assessment.


Gulliver, J.; de Hoogh, K., Environmental exposure assessment: modelling air pollution concentrations. In: THE 6TH OXFORD BOOK OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2015, Oxford University Press.

Gulliver, J.; Briggs, D.J.; de Hoogh, K., Environmental measurement and modelling: geographical information systems. In Nieuwenhuijsen, M., ed., EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT IN OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 2015, Oxford University Press.

De Hoogh, K.; Briggs, D.J.; Gulliver, J., Environmental measurement and modelling: introduction and source dispersion modeling. In Nieuwenhuijsen, M., ed. EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT IN OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 2015, Oxford University Press.

Hansell, A.; Cai, Y.; Gulliver, J. Cardiovascular health effects of road traffic noise. In Harrison, R.M. & Hester, R.E. eds. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF ROAD VEHICLES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. Issues in Environmental Science 2017, RSC Publishing.



This studentship will provide a Home/EU fee waiver and an annual tax-free stipend in line with the UKRI level (£15,009 for 2019/20) for three years. 

A researcher training support grant (RTSG) will also be available for project costs.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold/or expect to obtain a UK Bachelor Degree 2:1 or better in a relevant subject. 

The University of Leicester English language requirements apply where applicable.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries

Project Enquiries:  Professor John Gulliver

Application enquiries to csepgr@le.ac.uk

How to apply

How to apply

  • To apply please use the Apply button at the bottom of the page

  • In the proposal section candidates should indicate which theme/themes they are interested in from the above list.

  • Provide a Personal Statement explaining why you want to be considered for this the studentship, your interest in the research theme /themes and ways you think the project could be developed. Include any relevant background experience you may have in this area.

  • In the funding section of the application please state GGE-CSE-19 Studentship.

  • Any applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the studentship scheme. Applicants are advised to apply well in advance of the deadline, so that we can let you know if anything is missing from your application.



UK/EU applicants only