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Dr Grossinho is a Senior Technical Director with Air Quality Experts Global and has over 25 years’ experience in the field of air quality assessment, management and reporting, with particular experience in Epidemiological studies and Public Health. She has extensive working experience in both the public and private sectors, both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
Ana is an internationally recognised specialist in the air quality field being an invited expert to the European Commission, DGENV, and the European Environment Agency to provide advice on air quality technical and policy matters.
Ana gained her international recognition via her Air Quality Expert advisory role at the European Commission Air Quality Working Group drafting the 2008/50/EC directive implementing provisions to which she had been actively contributing since 1996. She has vast experience in policy delineation and analysis of legal documents leading to legislative instruments both at EU and national levels.
Ana graduated in Environmental Engineering in 1988 at the New University of Lisbon, Science and Technology Faculty, having specialised in environmental impact assessment and air quality. She studied at Imperial College where she obtained an MSc on Environmental Technology, a PhD on Applied Physics (co-funded by NASA and the University of New Hampshire, USA) and a pos-doc on effects of co-incinerator emissions on health, funded by the European Commission.
After her academic training she spent eight years doing research, consultancy and teaching at Imperial College on the impacts of air quality on public exposure, health, ecosystems and climate change, having supervised and revised various MSc and PhD thesis on these subjects. In 2004 she was invited to join Defra’s Air Quality Division (UK Ministry of the Environment) where she served as a Senior Scientific Policy Advisor negotiating the Euro 5/V and 6/VI at the national and European levels, writing air quality related project specifications, managing contractor’s delivery, and providing advice to ministers on request. Examples of achievements include reaching successful pan-governmental agreement on Euro standards and the specification of various joint projects between the Environment and Transport departments.
Ana has been responsible for air quality assessments of road schemes, rail schemes, power stations, waste incinerators, commercial developments and residential developments in the UK and abroad. She has extensive experience of using detailed dispersion models, as well as contributing to the development of modelling best practices and guidance on air quality and the planning system (2015, IAQM). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Air Quality Management and a Chartered Engineer.