The AIR Network - Action for Interdisciplinary air pollution Research

Project team

Professor Charlotte Waelde (co-investigator)



Value to Coventry University


Total value of project


    • Principal Investigator Dr Patrick Bueker, University of York
    • Co-Investigator Dr Sarah West, University of York
    • Co-Investigator Dr Heather Price, University of Stirling
    • Co-Investigator Dr Cindy Gray, University of Glasgow
    • Co-Investigator Miss Anna Walnycki, International Institute for Environment and Development
    • Co-Investigator Dr Miranda Loh, Institute of Occupational Medicine
    • Co-Investigator Professor Michael Wilson, Loughborough University
    • Co-Investigator Dr Jana Wendler, The University of Manchester
    • Co-Investigator Mr Jackson Makau, Shack/Slum Dwellers International-Kenya
    • Co-Investigator Ms Cassilde Muhoza, Stockholm Environment Institute
    • Co-Investigator Dr Timothy Njoora, Kenyatta University
    • Co-Investigator Ms Fiona Lambe, Stockholm Environment Institute
    • Co-Investigator Ms Kanyiva Muindi, African Population and Health Research Centre
    • Co-Investigator Dr Megan Julie Wainwright, Durham University
    • Co-Investigator Mr Matthew Hahn, St Marys University Twickenham
    • Co-Investigator Dr Alexander Medcalf, University of York
    • Co-Investigator Dr Cressida Bowyer, University of Portsmouth

Duration of project

18 months - 01/10/2017 - 01/04/2019

Project overview

The AIR (Air Pollution Interdisciplinary Research) Network is an interdisciplinary research partnership of African and European researchers and African community members, with the long-term aim of creating innovative, participatory solutions to air pollution and its effects on human health in low-resource settings in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

As part of the collaborative and co-created a series of artistic music videos and digital stories highlighting air pollution and lung health in the slums in Nairobi.

Professor Charlotte Waelde's role was to encourage colleagues from Nairobi to think about intellectual property in relation to their artistic outputs and how they could use this to claim ownership over these works and consequently greater identification with the project and its aims.

Project outputs

 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023