Benjamin Barratt
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Biographical details

Dr. Ben Barratt is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese Environment at King’s College London. He holds a cross-faculty position within the Lau China Institute in collaboration with the Environmental Research Group in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. Ben joined King’s College London in 1998. His early research evaluated impact of policy interventions on London’s air quality, including the London Congestion Charging Scheme and Low Emission Zone. The focus of his current work is to better characterise individual and population-level exposure to environmental stress, how this relates to the health of susceptible population subgroups and methods of public health improvement. Much of his research output is in collaboration with international multidisciplinary teams ranging from social science and policy development, through to cohort and population health studies. He recently led a three year study of vertical air pollution gradients in Hong Kong and is part of a major collaborative atmosphere and health cohort study in urban and peri-urban Beijing.

Research interests (short)

  • Associations between environmental pollutants, population behaviour and public health
  • Urban development and environmental quality in UK and Chinese cities
  • Evaluation of policy and technology interventions to improve ambient and residential environments
  • The use of portable sensor technology in environmental health assessment
  • Public engagement and involvement in environmental research

Research interests

For a description of Dr Barratt's research interests and ongoing studies, please visit his team's research pages at https://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/aes/research/ERG/Exposure/index.aspx

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Honorary Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

1 Jul 2014 → …

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