Air Quality Information System Review

Defra (with support from DHSC and UKHSA) have initiated a comprehensive review of how we communicate air quality information to ensure members of the public, and vulnerable groups in particular, have what they need to protect themselves and understand their impact on air quality.

This review process is guided by a multi-disciplinary steering group comprised of specialists in the fields of air quality science, public health, behavioural science and digital communications, along with representatives from vulnerable communities, the general public and local government. The steering group also includes representation from the Central Government Departments and agencies with the greatest responsibility for and most interest in alerting the public about poor air quality.

Terms of Reference

Download the Terms of Reference document.

Upcoming AQIS meetings




Dr Bill Parish, Defra


Professor Ally Lewis, University of York, National Centre for Atmospheric Science. Chair of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG).

Professor Anna Hansell, University of Leicester, Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability, Chair of the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP).

Dr Johanna Feary, Academic consultant in occupational lung disease and Royal College of Physicians (RCP) fellow based at Royal Brompton Hospital.

Chloe Owen, Policy and Public Affairs Officer – air quality at Asthma + Lung UK.

Gillian Mawdsley, Lay Member

Dr Kirsty Smallbone, Head of School of the Environment and Technology, University of Brighton.

Matthew Clark, Programme Manager – Air Quality, Hertfordshire County Council.

Andrew Grieve, Senior Air Quality Analyst, Imperial College London. 

Advisor to the Chair:

Professor Sir Stephen Holgate – Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology (University of Southampton) and UKRI Clean Air Champion.

Minutes and Reports

Please visit the Publications page for Minutes and Reports.

Contact details

AQIS Secretariat
Seacole Block
Ground Floor
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF


All correspondence for AQIS should be sent through the Secretariat. Members cannot guarantee a reply on AQIS business to any communication sent directly to them.