Ruaraidh is a Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Marketing, with a focus on exposure assessment of second-hand smoke and other sources of indoor air pollution. He joined the ISM in January 2018 following two and a half years at the Scottish Centre for Indoor Air, University of Aberdeen.
At present, Ruaraidh's work focuses on the development and use of interventions using air quality feedback to promote smoke-free homes, as well as the use of low-cost particle monitors for assessment of second-hand smoke. Ruaraidh has also worked on a range of projects on household air pollution in the developing world.
Dobson R & Semple S (2018) "How do you know those particles are from cigarettes?": An algorithm to help differentiate second-hand tobacco smoke from background sources of household fine particulate matter. Environmental Research, 166, pp. 344-347. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.06.019
Dobson R, O'Donnell R, de Bruin M, Turner S & Semple S (2017) Using air quality monitoring to reduce second-hand smoke exposure in homes: the AFRESH feasibility study. Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, 3, Art. No.: 117. https://doi.org/10.18332/tpc/74645