Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research

Bringing together research on how air pollution and new forms of energy affect our health 
An NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence

​As bushfires continue, the exposure of communities to smoke has become unprecedented. This evidence-based factsheet outlines what the health impacts are to bushfire smoke, which groups are most vulnerable, what we can do to minimise exposure and why climate change is needed now.







WORKSHOP: Exposure assessment, data fusion and measurement error

08 Feb 2020

*March 23, Sydney*

In its first event for 2020, CAR will be bringing you a technical workshop discussing how to design and implement exposure assessments that are fit for purpose. Special guest speaker is Prof Lianne Sheppard from the University of Washington 

Winner of community engagement grant

13 Feb 2020

Tom Cole-Hunter has received a grant under the Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants program to undertake a community engagement project called: "How's the air up there?": Queensland Communities Discussing Air Quality.
He will deploy several low-cost sensors and discuss the data with communities including schools in Brisbane and Townsville/Mackay.

WEBINAR: Links between the built environment and disease in older adults

27 Feb 2020

  • 1-2pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

Hear from Dr Trenton Hoda from the University of Utah School of Medicine on a study looking at associations between residential greenness and urbanicity scores and disease biomarkers in older US adults

Our experts talk on the health effects of bushfire smoke

16 Jan 2020

Millions of Australians have been exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution from bushfire smoke. In this collection of the latest media interviews our investigators talk about the health impacts and what can be done to minimise this exposure

Submission on a National Environment Prediction System

30 Jan 2020

CAR provided a submission on the need and characteristics of a National Environmental Prediction System (NEPS)​. As part of the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap it was identified that investment was needed to establish a NEPS, as part of the Earth and Environmental Systems focus area.

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About us


We are a virtual center that brings together more than 30 researchers from around Australia and internationally to pursue collaborative research projects and translate our research into practice. Our research aims to understand the health impacts of air pollution and new energy sources.


Our vision is for a healthier community through cleaner air and cleaner energy sources.  

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Glebe NSW 2037



Tel: +61 2 9114 0463