ASAP-East Africa

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

ASAP brings together leading UK and East African researchers in air pollution, urban planning, economic geography, public health, social sciences and development studies to provide a framework for improved air quality management in East African cities. Central to the project’s aims are strengthening research capabilities and technological expertise in East Africa, with local stakeholders and experts involved in the conception, implementation, and uptake of the programme and its outcomes.

Want to collaborate?

The ASAP-East Africa is keen to collaborate with organisations and individuals with an interest in air pollution. If you are interested in exploring opportunities to engage with ASAP-East Africa research or to partner on similar research feel free to contact the ASAP-East Africa team:

Click on the profiles below to learn more about the team:

Dr Lauren Andres (University of Birmingham)

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Lauren is an urban planner with substantive academic expertise in the field of urban and economic geography. Her fields of interest include the policies and governance process of urban and economic regeneration and broadly ‘temporary urbanism’, i.e. the understanding of the role of temporary uses and intermediaries in shaping spaces and making places. In addition, she is also interesting in assessing the forms of persistent resilience of groups of individuals and communities in a context of disturbances and pressures, looking at their coping tactics and the role of informal networks in their everyday life and practices. 


Rhiannon Blake