Douglas BookerPhD student
Driven by the pursuit of social justice: Environmentally, it is often people of lower socio-economic status that are worst affected by air pollution. That is why I want to apply high-quality data sets to public policy/public health initiatives.
My PhD project seeks to understand the relationship between indoor air pollution and socioeconomic status: are those from lower socio-economic background more likely to be exposed to higher concentrations of indoor air pollution?
Previous research has suggested that “air pollution follows the poor”, however, this was based on ambient air pollution. Considering the fact that we spend 90% of our time indoors, we do not fully understand the nature of this relationship.
This research will be strongly grounded in public policy, as it hopes to and develop policy proposals to mitigate potential issues. For example, during air pollution episodes in London, it is often suggested to stay inside: perhaps this is not such an informed policy proposal!
Quantifying Solid and Total Particle Number Concentrations from an Array of Vehicles Using the “Plume Chaser Method”
Booker, D., Molden, N., Marshall, I., Booker, D. 19/06/2017
In-Cabin Air Quality and Ride Comfort
Booker, D., Molden, N., Booker, D. 2017
What should the EU’s vehicle emissions strategy be for COP22?
Booker, D. 07/2016 In: International Public Policy Review. London : UCL Department of Political Science p. 57-63. 7 p.
To what extent can the different responses of the United States and the European Union to the Volkswagen Scandal be explained by their different applications of performance-based regulation?
Booker, D. 2016
Understanding indoor air pollution using state-of-the-art integrated multi-pollutant air quality monitoring equipment
01/02/2017 → 01/03/2020