The HIVE Consortium has an Advisory Board consisting of academic experts in addition to our humanitarian agency and governmental partners (listed under the Consortium tag). Our academic advisors are:
Dr Baxter is the world medical expert on volcanic health hazards, having advised governments and the WHO since the eruption of Mt St Helens volcano in 1980. He was a member of the UK Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards.
Dr Gougelet directs the New England Center for Emergency Preparedness, working in diaster areas around the US and abroad.
Prof. Curtis is Professor of Health and Risk at Durham University. She publishes widely on geographies of health and healthcare. Her research includes investigating impacts of extreme weather on health and social care systems and how to make these systems more resilient, as well as work on risks for population health and wellbeing in the social and physical environment. She has acted in advisory roles for organizations including the World Health Organization; Public Health England, the NHS Sustainable Development Unit.
Dr Booth is an epidemiologist and was Deputy Director of the Wolfson Institute for Health and Wellbeing at Durham University for 5 years. He has been responsible for designing, leading and implementing field studies of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the UK and Africa.
Prof. Cherrie has been Director of Research at the Institute of Occupational Medicine for many years and is now moving to Heriot-Watt University. His expertise is in exposure assessment, environmental and occupational epidemiology and particulate air pollution. Cherrie conducted one of the few previous studies on the effectiveness of multiple forms of respiratory protection.
Dr Langrish is a cardiologist, working on the cardiovascular and respiratory effects of exposure to air pollution, having carried out one of the few clinical trials on general populations exposed to ambient pollution. Uniquely, his trials involved wearing (or not) facemasks.
Prof. Jarvis coordinates the European Community Respiratory Health Survey, investigates occupational causes of asthma and is a Prinical Investigator in the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. She has previously conducted epidemiological/clincal studies on children exposed to volcanic ash on Montserrat, West Indies.
Mr Ferdiwajaya did his MA at Durham University and now works for Mercy Corps, coordinating a disaster risk management capacity building program for the provincial disaster management agency (BPBD) in 6 provinces (including Central Java) in Indonesia. He conducted an urgent study on facemask use in Yogyakarta following the Kelud eruption in 2014.