UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Dr Clive Shrubsole

Clive Shrubsole

Honorary Senior Research Associate                                              

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Dr Clive Shrubsole is an Environmental, Built Environment and Public Health Scientist. He holds a first-class BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Greenwich, a PhD in Building Physics and Indoor Air Quality from University College London an HNC in Building and Civil Engineering and an MIEnvSc and MIAQM.  

His research interests include air pollution related effects on health and exposure assessment to air pollution, based on both modelling and monitoring of outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, energy efficiency, ventilation strategies and climate change impacts. He has over 40 years’ expertise covering the built environment and construction processes developed through his wide-ranging industrial experience along with research on a variety of disparate projects at UCL, based both in the UK and overseas. These have include being PI on a year-long project investigating low-level carbon monoxide exposure in the English housing stock.

He was responsible for conceiving, creating and delivering the Indoor Air Quality module on the UCL MSc: Health Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings, contributing to other course and supervising MSc and PhD students. He remains passionate regarding the effective dissemination and transfer of knowledge via a variety of media, is a member of Science with No Borders, a blogger and has an active Twitter account @09Clive with over 11,000 followers. 

Research Summary

Clive has been involved in air pollution research since his BSc at the University of Greenwich, with initial research focusing on monitoring the movement of particulate matter (PM) in a valley situation and the impacts of weather and traffic related impacts on pollutant concentrations. Given that people in the UK spent most of their time in the indoor environment, at UCL his work moved to population level modelling of indoor pollution from both outdoor and indoor sources, focusing on PM2.5, but including other airborne pollutants. 

He has either participated in or been a principal investigator in numerous research projects, utilizing a multi-method approach, including modelling, monitoring, questionnaires and interviews, participatory system dynamics and systems thinking. Projects have been both UK and overseas based and included partners and stakeholders from a variety of countries worldwide including those from Europe, Asia, Africa the Americas and Australia.
Clive is author, co-author and editor of 2 book, 20 published reports, and more than 40 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals and has contributed to over 30 international conferences. He is the recipient of two international awards for his work. He has organised and facilitated numerous workshops and technical seminars for a range of stakeholders and is on the Editorial Board of ‘Buildings and Cities’, a peer-reviewed research journal.