Institute for Transport Studies (ITS)

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Haneen Khreis

PhD Researcher

Room: 2.10 / LG.12
Email: ts12hrk@leeds.ac.uk_
Research Group: Spatial Modelling and Dynamics

PhD Title

Early-life exposure to traffic-related air pollution and risk of developing childhood asthma

Supervisors

Dr James TateDr Roger Parslow and Dr Karen Lucas

Key Research Interests

  • Traffic-related air pollution 
  • Exposure modelling and mapping
  • Childhood asthma

Education

  • PhD, Early-life exposure to traffic-related air pollution and risk of developing childhood asthma, University of Leeds, 2013 - date
  • MSc (Eng.), Transport Planning and Engineering, dissertation topic: motor vehicles air pollution and childhood asthma, University of Leeds, 2012-2013
  • BSc (Eng.), Civil Engineering, graduation project: motor vehicles air pollution and public health with a special reference to asthma in Amman, The University of Jordan, 2008-2012
  • One year in the Medicine and Surgery Programme, courses completed: General Biology, Practical General Biology, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Embryology, Physiology, The University of Jordan, 2007-2008
  • Diploma, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, International Centre for Human Construction, 2006

Awards

  • PhD studentship, Philadelphia University, 2013, Jordan
  • Chemistry for Engineers and Scientists training bursary, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013, UK
  • The World Conference on Transport Research Society Young Researcher’s Innovation Grant, 2015

Research Projects

  • Exploring and appraising proposed measures to tackle air quality- Ricardo-AEA for DEFRA. Conducting a rapid evidence review, documenting database searches and results, extracting relevant information from eligible studies, October 2014
  • Option generation for policy measures and packages: the role and assessment of the KonSULT Knowledgebase. Contributing to analysis of the CH4LLENGE city partners responses and feedback on KonSULT, illustrating use of KonSULT to generate context-specific policy measures and packages, presented results at the International Conference on Climate Change Targets and Urban Transport Policy, Valletta, April 2015
  • Is focusing on reducing CO2 emissions from transport a sound policy approach: some cautionary remarks. Co-supervision of MSc student Benedictus Dotu Nyan, presented results at the International Conference on Climate Change Targets and Urban Transport Policy, Valletta, April 2015
  • Investigating pedestrian ultra-fine particles exposures in urban micro-environments near a busy road traffic intersection. Co-supervision of BSc student Declan Fay
  • Childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution and risk of asthma development: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PROSPERO registration at University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination , December 2014, presented results at the 1st International Conference on Transport and Health, London, July 2015
  • Early-life exposure to traffic-related air pollution and childhood asthma within the Born in Bradford cohort. Second part of current PhD study, involves development of a vehicle emissions factors toolkit for the city of Bradford, modelling of the air quality profile across the city, and a subsequent health effect assessment, February 2015

 Employment History

  • Calculus Tutor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, The University of Jordan, 2009-2011
  • MSc Module Demonstrator (Computing Skills, PLUTO, OmniTRANS, SATURN, DRACULA), Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, 2013-date
  • BSc Module Demonstrator (PLUTO), School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, 2014-date

Professional Engagements

  • Member of the Transport and Health Study Group
  • Member of The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)
  • Member of the World Conference on Transport Research Society
  • Member of the Women in to Science and Engineering
  • Member of The Jordan Engineers Association
  • Organizing team member of the Institute for Transport Studies European Field Trip
  • Organizing team member of the Institute for Transport Studies Post Graduate Research Students Writing Group
  • Institute for Transport Studies representative in the Sustainable Cities Group PhD Network
  • Participant and Co-organizer of the Dr. Edward de Bono’s International CoRT Thinking Skills Programme at Al-Manhal International Schools, Jordan
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