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Dr Abigail Whitehouse, MBChB, PhD, MRCPCH


NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Centre: Genomics and Child Health



Abigail Whitehouse is an NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer and Senior Paediatric Registrar. Her main research focuses on the effects of air pollution on children’s health. She is also involved in research and clinical service development of asthma management across primary to tertiary care. She is involved with charity and community groups, supporting projects to improve the environment exposures of children.


  • Currently completing PGCert in Education for Clinical Contexts
  • Year 4 MBBS Paediatrics module teaching and supervision
  • Year 2 MBBS lectures
  • SSC supervision



Research Interests:

  • Children's environmental health research
  • Pre-school wheeze intervention studies
  • Mechanisms for particulate-pollution health effects


Key Publications

Personal monitoring to reduce exposure to black carbon in children with asthma: a pilot study. Koh L, Grigg J, Whitehouse A*. ERJ Open Res. 2021 Nov 22;7(4):00482-2021.

Air pollution and children’s health: where next? Whitehouse A*, Grigg J BMJ Paediatrics Open 2021;5:e000706. doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2020-000706.

Airway dendritic cell maturation in children exposed to air pollution. Whitehouse AL*, Mushtaq N, Miyashita L, Barratt B, Khan A, Kalsi H, Koh L, Padovan MG, Brugha R, Balkwill FR, Stagg AJ, Grigg J.PLoS One. 2020.

Use of cleaner-burning biomass stoves and airway macrophage black carbon in Malawian women. Whitehouse AL*, Miyashita L, Liu NM, Lesosky M, Flitz G, Ndamala C, Balmes JR, Gordon SB, Mortimer K, Grigg J. Sci Total Environ. 2018 Sep 1;635:405-411.

Carbonaceous particulate matter on the lung surface from adults living in São Paulo, Brazil. Padovan MG, Whitehouse A*, Gouveia N, Habermann M, Grigg J. PLoS One. 2017 Nov 17;12(11).

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