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Nicola Carslaw is a Professor of indoor air chemistry. With her group, her research primarily involves numerical modelling of air pollution chemistry in the indoor environment, investigating the chemical processes that cause high concentrations of air pollutants indoors. Current research focuses on indoor air pollution that results from the use of cleaning devices and surface cleaners, emissions from materials (e.g. furnishing) and humans (e.g. from skin and breath), as well as other activities associated with human occupancy (e.g. cooking and cleaning).
She is a key member of the invite-only $50M Chemistry of the Indoor Environment (CIE) Program and leads >200 scientists in the EU COST Action INDAIRPOLLNET, which will shape future indoor air quality research in Europe. She is also a member of the UK Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP) and an Associate Editor (on Indoor Air) for Atmospheric Environment. She has also advised the SAGE Environmental Modelling Group on air cleaning impacts on indoor air quality in relation to the covid-19 pandemic.