Dr James Tate – Chair, Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality

James Tate is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Transport Studies (University of Leeds) researching the evolution of road transport fleets and their air quality impacts. His research innovations include pioneering the use of vehicle emissions remote sensing measurements in the UK, which contributed to exposing the under-performance of modern diesel vehicles emission controls. He uses his knowledge and research capability to design, realise and assess the impact of Air Quality policies such as Clean Air Zones and promote Low and Zero Emission Vehicles. He is also a keen cyclist, and is exploring how much air pollution he and fellow active road users are exposed to.