University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Matthew Ashfold

Associate Professor,

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Biography

I joined the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) in 2013 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. Before arriving at UNM I completed my PhD (2008-2012) and a short post-doctoral appointment (2012-2013) at the University of Cambridge. My undergraduate studies were at the University of Leeds (2003-2006) and before starting my PhD research I worked at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (2006-2008).

Teaching Summary

Within our BSc Environmental Science I currently convene, and teach all or much of, the following modules: Dissertation in Environmental Science, Global Environmental Change: Part 1 and Part 2, and… read more

Research Summary

I am interested in various aspects of atmospheric and climate science, often in the context of tropical Asia. My research mainly involves analysis of a combination of modelled and observational… read more

Selected Publications

Within our BSc Environmental Science I currently convene, and teach all or much of, the following modules: Dissertation in Environmental Science, Global Environmental Change: Part 1 and Part 2, and Environmental Modelling. I also teach parts of Global Environmental Processes.

Current Research

I am interested in various aspects of atmospheric and climate science, often in the context of tropical Asia. My research mainly involves analysis of a combination of modelled and observational datasets. Current priorities include:

Long-range transport of atmospheric pollution from East Asia towards the tropics. A key focus has been pollutants transported by so-called "cold surges", which appear to have an important influence on Southeast Asian air quality (paper) and on the stratospheric ozone layer (paper).

Interactions between climate change and air pollution, and particularly changes in the likelihood of meteorological conditions that promote poor air quality in Malaysia. A recent grant from the Ministry of Education is supporting this research.

Interdisciplinary research on air pollution. Recent examples explored public views and responses to "haze" episodes (paper) and urban air pollution (paper). A grant from the Toyota Foundation is supporting collaboration and new data collection in this area.

Past research considered emissions of biogenic trace gases from the oceans in Southeast Asia (paper) and their subsequent transport towards the stratosphere (paper) where they can influence ozone layer chemistry.

Links to my Google Scholar, Publons and ORCID pages.

Faculty of Science

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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