School of Earth and Environment

Edward Butt Edward Butt

Postgraduate Researcher

Email address: E.butt@leeds.ac.uk
Room: 9.157

Affiliation: Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Biography

I am a final year PhD student in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) working with Prof Dominick Spracklen, Prof Piers Forster and Dr Susannah Sallu. My research area focuses on developing a greater understanding of the impacts of air pollution on the global burden of disease, particularly from small-scale residential combustion.

Qualifications

  • BSc Earth Science - University of Manchester
  • MSc Sustainability and Climate Change - University of Leeds

Teaching Interests

SOEE3431 - Air pollution: causes, impacts and regulation

Project details

Project title

Exploring the global and regionlal air quality, human health and climate benefits of reducing emissions from small-scale residential combustion

  • Start date: 1 March 2013
  • End date: 31 August 2018

Supervisors

Funding

  • School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
  • United Bank of Carbon

Project outline

The aim of this research project is to develop a greater understanding on the impact of air pollution on the global and regional burden of disease, particularly from small-scale residential combution, and to what extend can emission reductions in this sector benefit air quality and health outcomes.

We aim to explore:

  • How historical trends in air quality have impacted on the global and regional burden of disease.
  • How much small-scale residential combustion emissions from cooking and heating contributes to present-day air quality, disease burden and climate.
  • How emission reductions from small-scale residential combustion will impact on air quality and disease burden in the year 2050.

Publications