Chair of COMEAP

Frank KellyProfessor Frank J Kelly BSc, PhD, FRSA


Professor Kelly holds the chair in Environmental Health at King's College London, where he is Director of the Environmental Research Group and the Analytical & Environment Science Division. From these dual positions he is able to combine his two main research interests, namely free radical/antioxidant biochemistry and the impact of atmospheric pollution on human health. Professor Kelly has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers as well as many conference papers and books (as author or editor). He leads a substantial research activity which spans all aspects of air pollution research from toxicology to science policy. In addition to his academic work, Frank is past President of the European Society for Free Radical Research and past Chairman of the British Association for Lung Research. He is also involved with providing policy support to the WHO on air pollution issues and he sits on COMEAP’s Standards Advisory and QUARK Subgroups.


Professor H Ross AndersonDeputy Chair of COMEAP - Professor H Ross Anderson MD, MSc, FFPH, FRCP, FMedSci 

Professor Anderson is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at St George's University of London and at King's College, London. He is a medical epidemiologist with a strong interest in respiratory diseases and the health effects of air pollution. He is on the steering committee for the WHO development of guidelines for indoor air and was a member of Defra's Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (EPAQS) before its merger with COMEAP. He sits on the COMEAP's standards advisory  subgroup, the Quantification of air pollution risk subgroup (QUARK) and the asthma subgroup.


Chair of QUARK - Mr J Fintan Hurley MA

Scientific Director, Institute of Occupational Medicine. Fintan Hurley is a statistician and epidemiologist with long experience of research into the effects of occupational exposures, especially workplace particles. More recently his main interest is health impact assessment of environmental risk factors, including quantifying the public health benefits of reducing air pollution. First appointed in August 1995, he is chair of COMEAP's Quantification of Air Pollution Risk subgroup (QUARK).