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The University of Southampton

University Professor joins Royal Commission

Published: 4 April 2002

Professor Stephen Holgate, Medical Research Council Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology at the University of Southampton has been appointed to the Royal Commission of Environmental Pollution.

Professor Holgate has spent his research career investigating asthma and allergies and has a specific interest in air pollution. He was founding Chairman of the Department of Health Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants.

Professor Holgate said: "It is a great honour to serve as a member of the Royal Commission and I look forward to making a contribution to setting this country's environmental agenda. The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution provides a unique opportunity for assessing the wider and longer term effects of pollution on our environment and health at a time when the environment is under continued attack by vested interests."

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  1. The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution is an independent, standing body established by Royal Warrant which advises the Queen, Government, Parliament and the public on environmental issues.
  2. The University of Southampton is a leading UK teaching and research institution with a global reputation for leading-edge research and scholarship. The University, which celebrates its Golden Jubilee in 2002, has 21,000 students and over 4,900 staff and plays an important role in the City of Southampton. Its annual turnover is in the region of £215 million.
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