Dr Chris Rushton


I have masters degrees in physics and transport planning and the environment.  I completed my PhD at ITS in 2016, investigating and modelling real driving emissions at fleet levels.  After completing my PhD I worked in industry, consulting on various topics related to urban air pollution and vehicle emissions.  I returned to ITS to work on air pollution and vehicle emissions projects and lecture on those topics.


  • Co-Leader SMaD Research Group

Research interests

I have been working on various problems relating to transport based air pollution in urban environments.  I am particularly interested in the application of new data management and visualisation methods to improve the reach and accessibility of often quite complex data sets.  Some examples can be found below:

CARES Project Public Web App

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>