Connor Clayton


I am a PhD Student in The School of Earth & Environment, joint funded by The Priestley Centre & Lansinoh Laboratories ( I am a member of the Priestley Centre and ICAS.

My academic and professional background is Environmental Health oriented. I have a CIEH accredited MSc in Environmental Health and 2 years of experience in a local government Environmental Health department. In this job, I worked across the EH disciplines (Food Hygiene, Environmental Protection & Nuisance, Health & Safety, Housing & Public Health) and developed an interest in helping to engage governing bodies and policymakers with pro-active environmental interventions.



Research interests

Many of the elements of a low carbon economy could not only reduce global warming, but also cause redutions in air pollutants, thereby improving public health. I am aiming to add to the body of evidence quantifying potential changes in the health burden of air quality related conditions using WRF-Chem modelled pollutant data along different Shared Socioeconomic Pathways. I am also interested in investigating how following different scenarios could impact on air pollution related health inequalities. I am researching this topic with a view to help demonstrate to policymakers how Low Carbon technologies and policies could be used to simultaneously address multiple intervention areas.


  • MSc Environmental Health (University of Northumbria)
  • BSc Environmental Management (University of Northumbria)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science