Dr Iain Beverland

Senior Lecturer

Civil and Environmental Engineering


Personal statement

Research activities:

My research interests include: environmental pollution exposure assessment; environmental epidemiology; risk-based assessment of environmental influences on health; and the interface between environmental health & environmental engineering.

Research foci include the provision of more accurate and extensive exposure estimates in environmental epidemiology studies of the health effects of air pollution in urban areas.  Projects in this field include the estimation of concentrations of traffic-related air pollutants; and epidemiological analyses of the contrasting effects of short, intermediate and long-term exposure to air pollutants on the population of Scotland.

Funding has been obtained for research on air pollution and human health from NERC, Department of Health, MRC, the Colt Foundation and the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland.  Research collaboration includes the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


Educational activities:

I am involved in the design, development and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate classes, including the following areas:

  • Environmental pollution exposure assessment
  • Epidemiological assessment of risks from environmental influences on health
  • Risk management of environmental influences on health

This teaching includes a refocusing of contemporary environmental health and environmental engineering education on public health science, environmental epidemiology and environmental pollution exposure assessment.

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Solid waste recycling within higher education in developing countries : a case study of the University of Lagos
Mbama Charles A, Otegbulu Austin, Beverland Iain, Beattie Tara K
Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management Vol 25, pp. 886-898 (2023)
Exposure to air pollution in rural Malawi : impact of cooking methods on blood pressure and peak expiratory flow
Mabonga Fiona, Beattie Tara K, Luwe Kondwani, Morse Tracy, Hope Caitlin, Beverland Iain J
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Vol 18 (2021)
Characterization of PM10-bound polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and associated carcinogenic risk in Bangkok, Thailand
Tadsanaprasittipol Amornphat, Tonrub Pinthong, Beverland Iain J, Kalin Robert M
Applied Sciences Vol 11 (2021)
Consistency of urban background black carbon concentration measurements by portable AE51 and reference AE22 aethalometers : effect of corrections for filter loading
Masey Nicola, Ezani Eliani, Gillespie Jonathan, Sutherland Fiona, Lin Chun, Hamilton Scott, Heal Mathew R, Beverland Iain J
Aerosol and Air Quality Research Vol 20, pp. 329-340 (2020)
Temporal changes in field calibration relationships for Aeroqual S500 O3 and NO2 sensor-based monitors
Masey Nicola, Gillespie Jonathan, Ezani Eliani, Lin Chun, Wu Hao, Ferguson Neil S, Hamilton Scott, Heal Mathew R, Beverland Iain J
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical Vol 273, pp. 1800-1806 (2018)
Development and evaluation of the RapidAir® dispersion model, including the use of geospatial surrogates to represent street canyon effects
Masey Nicola, Hamilton Scott, Beverland Iain J
Environmental Modelling and Software Vol 108, pp. 253-263 (2018)

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Professional Activities

Invited peer-reviewer for papers submitted to following international research journals: Atmospheric Environment (Elsevier); Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier); Environmental Research (Elsevier); Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Royal Society of Chemistry); International Journal of Environmental Health (Carfax); International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (Inderscience).
Peer reviewer
Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) (External organisation)

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Measurement and modelling of the health effects of exposure to air pollutants from the use of wood burning stoves in urban areas
Beattie, Tara (Co-investigator) Beverland, Iain (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
Measurement and modelling of the health effects of exposure to air pollutants from the use of wood burning stoves in urban areas.
Beattie, Tara (Principal Investigator) Beverland, Iain (Principal Investigator) Beattie, Tara (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2025
Development of Framework for Sustainable Decommissioning by Utilising the expertise gained in Ship Recycling
Turan, Osman (Principal Investigator) Beverland, Iain (Co-investigator) Kurt, Rafet (Co-investigator) Lord, Richard (Co-investigator) Phoenix, Vernon (Co-investigator) Gunbeyaz, Sefer Anil (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
Developing Smart Cities in India
Bellingham, Richard (Principal Investigator) Beverland, Iain (Co-investigator) Ferguson, Neil (Co-investigator) Riccardi, Annalisa (Co-investigator) Rogerson, Robert (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Hope, Caitlin
Beattie, Tara (Principal Investigator) Beverland, Iain (Co-investigator) Hope, Caitlin (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2024
SFC GCRF Pump Priming - Cleaner Air for Kolkata
Bellingham, Richard (Principal Investigator) Beverland, Iain (Co-investigator) Ferguson, Neil (Co-investigator) Kelly, Nicolas (Co-investigator) Macdonald, Malcolm (Co-investigator) Rogerson, Robert (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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Dr Iain Beverland
Senior Lecturer
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: iain.beverland@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted