Chris Malley



Chris joined SEI in September 2015 as a research associate focussing on the development of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition Supporting NAtional Planning (CCAC SNAP) toolkit. Prior to this Chris completed a PhD in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Edinburgh and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.  The focus was on the interpretation of data collected at the two UK monitoring supersites to demonstrate the linkage between specific impacts (e.g. on human health and vegetation) of atmospheric composition, and the conditions producing them. To achieve this a wide variety of tools and statistical techniques were used, which resulted in broader research interests in the application of statistical tools to investigate air pollution, and specifically how these tools can be integrated together to maximise the information derived from available data.

Key skills

Air pollution; atmospheric chemistry; data analysis and interpretation  


  • MChem (Chemistry, University of Edinburgh)
  • PhD (Atmospheric chemistry, University of Edinburgh)
  • 2015 – present: Research Associate at SEI York

Departmental roles

  • Research Associate


Selected publications

Malley, C. S., Heal, M. R., Mills, G., & Braban, C. F. (2015). Trends and drivers of ozone human health and vegetation impact metrics from UK EMEP supersites measurements (1990-2013). Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 15, 4025-4042. 10.5194/acp-15-4025-2015.

Malley, C. S., Braban, C. F., Dumitrean, P., Cape, J.N., and Heal, M.R. (2015). The impact of speciated VOCs on regional ozone increment derived from measurements at the UK EMEP supersites between 1999 and 2012 (1990-2013). Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics Discussions, 15, 7267-7308. 10.5194/acpd-15-7267-2015.

Malley, C. S., Braban, C. F., & Heal, M. R. (2014). New Directions: Chemical climatology and assessment of atmospheric composition impacts. Atmospheric Environment, 87, 261-264. 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.01.027.

Malley, C. S., Braban, C. F., & Heal, M. R. (2014). The application of hierarchical cluster analysis and non-negative matrix factorization to European atmospheric monitoring site classification. Atmospheric Research, 138, 30- 40. 10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.10.019.

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Chris Malley

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