Lecturer in Environment and Human Health
Alternative email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based: Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro Cornwall, TR1 3HD
Dr Kendall has worked as an international environmental scientist since 1997.
She completed a Post-Doc at Imperial College, London, measuring air pollution exposures of Oxford residents and won her first competitive grant as Principal Investigator (PI), from the UK Department of Health. She was appointed Assistant Professor of Environmental Medicine at New York University at 30, and was PI or Co-PI on ten successful Research Proposals during 2000-04, totalling over US $2 million. She principally worked for the US EPA PM Centers Programme and on outreach to the NYC community following the 9/11 WTC collapse. As Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at Uludag University (2004-2010) she worked in the School of Public Health (School of Medicine) and developed international projects. In 2004, she was awarded the prestigious Rosenblith New Investigator Award by the Health Effects Institute (www.healtheffects.org). She led new teaching and EU-funded research within the University and at the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (www.TUBITAK.org). She is an academic member of the National Nanotoxicology Research Centre at the Health Protection Agency (HPA). In parallel with her environmental research, she has developed fuel cell patents to reduce atmospheric emissions from energy generation.
Michaela is an environmental scientist, specialising in the effects of air pollution on human health. Her specialism is the exposure measurement, nano-characterisation and health impact assessment of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and nanoparticles (<100 nm). Current projects include:
- Mechanistic studies of particle and nanomaterial interactions with biomolecules
- In vitro and in vivo assessment of the toxicity of nanomaterials
- Airborne particle/nanoparticle measurement and characterisation
M. Kendall, P. Ding and K. Kendall “Submicron and nanoparticle interactions with fibrinogen: The importance of aggregation state” (Nanotoxicology, accepted April 2010)
J. Thornes, W. Bloss, S. Buzar, X. Cai, L. Chapman, J. Clark, S. Dessai, S. Du, D. van de Horst, M. Kendall, C. Kidd and S. Randalls “Communicating the Value of Atmospheric Services”. Meteorological Applications, DOI: 10.1002/met.200. 2010.
A. Spira-Cohen, L. C. Chen, M. Kendall, R. Sheesley, G. D. Thurston “Personal exposures to traffic-related particle pollution in children with asthma in the South Bronx, New York”, Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology: 1559-064X. 2009.
Güleryüz G., H. Arslan, C. Çelik, S. Güçer, and M. Kendall “ Heavy metal content of plant species along Nilüfer Stream in industrialized Bursa City, Turkey”. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 195: 275-284. 2008.
M. Kendall “Fine airborne urban particles (PM2.5) sequester lung surfactant and amino acids from human lung lavage”, American Journal of Physiology: Lung, 293: L1053-L1058. 2007.
S. Ng, S. Dimitroulopoulou, A. Grossinho, L. C. Chen and M. Kendall “PM2.5 exposure assessment of the population of New York City Lower Manhattan after the World Trade Center disaster”. Atmospheric Environment, 39: 1979-1992. 2005.
H. Lai, M. Kendall, H. Ferrier, I. Lindup, S. Alm, O. Hänninen, M. Jantunen, P. Mathys, R. Colvile, M. Ashmore, P. Cullinan, M. J. Nieuwenhuijsen “Personal exposures and microenvironment concentrations of PM2.5, VOC, NO2 and CO in a medium-size town, Oxford, UK”. Atmospheric Environment, 8, 37: 6399-6410. 2004.
Landrigan et al., (including M. Kendall) "Health and Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Disaster: The NIEHS World Trade Center Working Group". Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 112, No. 6: 731-739. 2004.
M. Kendall, L. Brown and K. Trought “Molecular adsorption at particle surfaces: A PM toxicity mediation mechanism”. Journal of Inhalation Toxicology, 16 (S1): 99-105. 2004.
M. Kendall, J. Guntern, N.P. Lockyer, F.H. Jones, B.M. Hutton, M. Lippmann, T.D. Tetley “Urban PM2.5 surface chemistry and interactions with broncho-alveolar lavage fluid (BALF)”. Journal of Inhalation Toxicology, 16 (S1): 115-129. 2004.
H.S. Adams, M.J. Nieuwenhuijsen, R.N. Colvile, M.J. Older, and M. Kendall “Assessment of road users elemental carbon personal exposure levels, London, UK”. Atmospheric Environment, 36: 5335–5342. 2002.
J.S. McDonald, M. Hession, A. Rickard, M. Nieuwenhuijsen and M. Kendall “Air quality management in UK local authorities: Public understanding and participation.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 45: 571–590. 2002.
M. Kendall, T.D. Tetley, E. Wigzell, B. Hutton, M. Nieuwenhuijsen and P. Luckham “Lung lining liquid modifies PM2.5 in favour of particle aggregation: A protective mechanism”. American Journal of Physiology: Lung, 282: L109-L114. 2002.
M. Kendall, R.S. Hamilton, J. Watt and I. Williams “Characterisation of selected speciated organic compounds associated with particulate matter in London”. Atmospheric Environment, 35: 2483-2495. 2001.
E. Wigzell, M. Kendall, and M. Nieuwenhuijsen “The spatial and temporal variability of particulate in the home”. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 10: 307-314. 2000.
M. Kendall “The future is fuel cells”. Power Economics, London. 1999.
B. Sitzmann, M. Kendall, and J. Watt “Characterisation of airborne particles in London by computer controlled scanning electron microscopy (SEM)”. Science of the Total Environment, 241(1-3): 63-73. 1999.
Last Updated: 13 Jan 2011