Luke Conibear

Luke Conibear


I'm a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with Professor Dominick Spracklen understanding air pollution in India and the impact on human health using high-resolution atmospheric models.

Research interests

I am interested in understanding how energy use and planetary changes affect human health.

For my PhD, I focused on the impacts of air pollution on health in India because the risk is substantial, there is limited understanding of sources and processes causing air pollution, and there is large predicted growth in future air pollutant emissions. The aim was to understand the contribution of different pollution sources to the attributable disease burden from ambient air pollution exposure in India and the effects of future air pollution control pathways. My supervisors were Professor Dominick SpracklenDr Stephen ArnoldProfessor Alan WilliamsDr Christoph Knote (LMU Germany). I was part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy.

During my MSc, I quantified the impacts of urban bioenergy on air quality for Leeds City Council and I analysed the use of additives during biomass combustion for Drax Power Ltd.


  • PhD, University of Leeds
  • MSc, Bioenergy, University of Leeds
  • BEng, Mechanical Engineering, University College London

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosols