B4352 - Land Use and Respiratory Health over the life course in ASLPAC - 19/06/2023

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Principal applicant name: 
Samuel Cai | University of Leicester (UK)
Dr Tim Lucas, Dr Sarah Johnson , Dr Calvin Jephcote, Miss Hadiqa Tahir
Title of project: 
Land Use and Respiratory Health over the life course in ASLPAC
Proposal summary: 

Urbanisation has a profound effect on respiratory health in children, partly through some of the adverse environmental exposures such as air pollution and loss of biodiversity. However, relatively little is known about how different land use types within a given neighbourhood affect respiratory health in children over the life course. Evidence is scarce regarding the so-called grey space (industrial, transport hub etc) on children respiratory health in the UK. Recent studies have reported health impacts of certain land use types in children respiratory health, such as green and blue spaces, although the evidence is not always consistent. Parts of the reasons were due to the less accurate assessment of multidimensional nature of green space (amount, types, quality, usages) and the use of a crude indicator in statistical models without strong statistical justifications. This project therefore aims to investigate the effects of land use mix (LUM) around the residential environment on children respiratory health, using both conventional and novel statistical techniques.

Impact of research: 
This research will provide one of the first UK evidence on different land use types and childhood respiratory health, and will inform both spatial and public health policy making on promoting lifelong respiratory health through interactions with different land use mixtures in the urban areas.
Date proposal received: 
Monday, 5 June, 2023
Date proposal approved: 
Tuesday, 13 June, 2023
Epidemiology, Respiratory - asthma, Statistical methods, Environment - enviromental exposure, pollution