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Community Advisory Board

In addition to undertaking cutting-edge science, our scientists aim to translate this work into relevant and useful advice for policymakers and industry.  To achieve this, we work closely with scientific peers, stakeholders in government and industry, and also with the public, and advocacy and patient groups to ensure that it is as transparent and responsive as possible.

The Environment and Health Community Advisory Board (CAB) encompasses both the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Health Impacts of Environmental Hazards and the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. The CAB seeks to bridge the gap between the HPRU and the Centre and their stakeholder community, and provides a permanent consultation forum for the exchange of opinions and ideas. CAB members will meet 2-3 times per year, and provide comment and feedback on research strategy and programmes, input ideas, and provide opinion on ethical issues. 


Terms of reference

Membership of the CAB includes representatives from various industries, the general public, local government, and patient groups. 

New members may be invited to the CAB, with the agreement of other existing members.

Members may nominate a deputy to attend CAB meetings on their behalf.

The group will be chaired by the Unit's PPE/PPI Deputy Lead/Centre’s PPE/PPI Coordinator.

The CAB will be represented at the HPRU Theme Leads meetings by the HPRU PPE/PPI Lead, who may seek comments from the CAB to feedback to the management.


Board Members

Paul Braithwaite - Clean air activist 

Monica Robb - Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise 

Andrea Lee - Healthy Air Campaigner, ClientEarth

Libby Forest - Environmental Services Association

Abigail Jones - Sense about Science

Danny Ruta - Director of Public Health, NHS Lewisham

Harriet Edwards – British Lung Foundation

David McColgan – British Heart Foundation

Rachel Power - Patient's Association

Dr Ian Mudway - Centre PPE/PPI Coordinator & HPRU PPE/PPI Deputy Lead

Dr Mireille Toledano – HPRU PPE/PPI Lead & Centre PPE/PPI Deputy Coordinator

Eduardo Pombo Seleiro - Centre Scientific Manager

Angela Lewis - HPRU Manager 

For further details please contact Eduardo Pombo Seleiro (, Mireille Toledano ( or Ian Mudway (