Together with Transport for London, we are working across scientific disciplines to minimise the risk of exposure to pathogens on London’s public transport.
We are working with Transport for London measurements to better understand how the risk of microbial pathogen transmission can be minimised on London’s underground and bus network. The UKRI-funded project (EP/V026895/1) will integrate data collected using microbiological sampling, air quality measurements, air flow computer simulations and passenger crowding models to devise a risk assessment framework for viral transmission on tube carriages and buses.
Dr Lena Ciric
Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering and HIRG Director
Dr Liora Malki-Epshtein
Associate Professor in Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Dr Taku Fujiyama
Prof Thorsten Stoesser
Professor in Civil Engineering Fluids
Prof Nick Tyler
Chadwick Chair of Civil Engineering
Dr Melisa Canales
Dr Filipa Adzic
Air Quality Researcher
Dr Alex Stubbs
Computational Fluid Dynamics Researcher
The UCL team is supported by a team at TfL: Samantha Phillips (Head of Health and Wellbeing), Lisa Almond (Safety, Health and Environment), Finn Coyle (TfL Buses Engineering), Marian Kelly (Head of Health and Safety, London Underground); and by the Department for Transport. UCL VIRAL is working alongside the TRACK (Transport Risk Assessment for COVID Knowledge) project led by the University of Leeds.
- Rawlinson, S., Ciric, L. and Cloutman-Green, E., 2020. COVID-19 pandemic–let's not forget surfaces. Journal of Hospital Infection, 105(4), pp.790-791.
- SAGE Environmental Modelling Group contributions:
In the news
- The Conversation. Coronavirus: staying safe on trains, planes and automobiles. November 2020.
- Guardian weekly science podcast: COVID-19 - Should we be concerned about air conditioning? June 2020
- Transport for London press release, 29th May 2020: London buses to return to front door boarding