The Delivery Team
Dr Ana Grossinho
Dr Grossinho is an internationally recognised specialist in the air quality field having been an invited expert to the European Commission, DGENV, and the European Environment Agency to provide advice on technical and policy dialogue matters.
After her academic training she spent eight years doing research, consultancy and teaching at Imperial College on the impacts of air quality on public exposure, health, ecosystems and climate change, having supervised and revised various MSc and PhD thesis on these subjects.
Joined Defra’s Air Quality Division (UK Ministry of the Environment) in 2004 where she served as a Senior Scientific Policy Adviser negotiating the Euro 5/V and 6/VI at the national and European levels, writing air quality related project specifications, managing contractor’s delivery, and providing advice to ministers on request.
Examples of achievements include reaching successful pan-governmental agreement on Euro standards and the specification of various joint projects between the Environment and Transport departments. During her service at Defra she contributed to the drafting of the 2007 UK National Air Quality Strategy having been in charge of delineating win-win scenarios for urban traffic fleets that reduced both air pollution and green-house gases. These scenarios led to an effective selection of measures to be included in the national strategy through a combination of technical feasibility and cost-benefit analysis. During her service as an official she commissioned and supervised the delivery of a project looking at the technical and non-technical options to reduce emissions at a national level which involved analysis of technical and economic indicators. These project results also contributed to the final delineation of the UK National Air Quality strategy.
Since 2006 she has been providing full time air quality consultancy services to a variety of public and private sector clients delineating strategic planning solutions to enable economic growth whilst securing sustainability.
Ana gained her international recognition via her Air Quality Expert advisory role at the European Commission Air Quality Working Group to which she actively contributed from 1996 to 2012. She has over 20 years of experience in Air Quality Assessment and Management work, including delineation and delivery of air quality strategies to achieve compliance, advanced dispersion modelling, monitoring, and mapping, having been responsible for national, regional and local air pollution annual assessments, reporting, and policy advisory and legal documents.
With a strong academic background and vast public and private sector experience, her proficiency in engagement with key stakeholders has resulted in successful policies being put in place to further improve air quality management systems.
As a senior technical director in the air quality field, she has been responsible for a wide variety of projects ensuring the overall achievement of their assignment objectives. Her main duties to date have included the coordination of:
a) teams’ activities,
b) delineation of tailored problem solving methodologies,
c) development and delivery of pilot studies and projects,
d) inputs, management and signing off of technical deliverables, and
e) delivery of requested outputs timely and to the quality standards required.
Her main passion is in contributing to the know-how and sharing best practices on air quality management systems worldwide, having worked jointly with European Union officials on pilot projects across member states where she was responsible for the delineation and supervision of the delivery of work packages and provision of strategic guidance to all members of the projects. She has successful experience of planning and delivering technical seminars and conferences involving national and European stakeholders on air quality. For her full CV click here.