Professor 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.
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).
Chair of CSAS - Professor Stephen Holgate CBE BSc, MB BS, MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPE, FIBiol, FIBMS, CSc (Hon), FRSA, FMedSci.
Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology, University of Southampton School of Medicine. Professor Holgate is currently a Medical Research Council Clinical Professor at the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Physician at SU Hospitals Trust with a special interest in asthma and allergy. He has published over 900 peer reviewed papers on the subject with a special focus on the mechanisms of the disorders. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (2002-8). He is currently Chairman of the MRC Population and Systems Medicine Board and Defra Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances. He has been appointed to chair the Main Panel A (Medicine, Health and Life Sciences) of the Research Excellence Framework for 2013-4. First appointed in May 1992. For 7 years he was Chairman of COMEAP, he is currently Chair of COMEAP's Subgroup on Air Quality Standards (CSAS).