Tag Archives: Pollen

Identifying the grass pollen that gets up your nose

The vegetation in our rural and urban environments is not entirely benign. An important health impact associated with the plants around us arises due to allergies to pollen – from trees, weeds and importantly, grasses. Pollen allergies impact large numbers of people, and can be particularly problematic for those with severe allergic rhinitis (hayfever) or […]

Using social media data to track health and wellbeing impacts of pollen and air pollution

We have started work on a new ESRC funded project which will develop and evaluate prototype “social sensing” tools that use social media data to monitor environmental triggers (pollen and air pollution) for asthma and hayfever. We aim to help build the evidence base for the feasibility of the use of social sensing in an […]

Job opportunity – Social sensing data to assess health and wellbeing impacts of pollen and air pollution

We are working with Dr Hywel Williams on an ESRC funded New and Emerging Forms of Data Policy Demonstrator Projects focusing on the use of social sensing data to understand the health and wellbeing impacts from pollen and air pollution. Hywel is searching for a Post-doc with a PhD in computer science or a related […]