Contact Address

Ove Arup and Partners Ltd

13 Fitzroy Street

London W1T 4BQ



Please contact me on 020 7755 2438


Or use the contact form on this website

Relevant experience

Michael has a PhD in Public Health Engineering, is a Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Engineer. He is one of the few Fellows of the Institute of Air Quality Management (FIAQM) and has been involved with the Institute since its inception and is a past Vice Chairman. He also sits on the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Air Panel and sat on the Environment Agency's Regional Environmental Protection Advisory Committee (REPAC).

He has over 34  years of experience working in air quality and odour consultancy and in research positions, during this period he has advised on a host of air quality issues working on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas but also on smaller scale issues where his experience can rapidly bring problem issues to a resolution.  Michael has worked with air dispersion models throughout his career and can consequently call upon a depth of experience in this area. He has developed bespoke dispersion models for specific situations including roads and tunnels where existing models were unable to produce the required outputs. As an expert in programming he can use these skills to modify models or create useful add on utilities to "get the job done".


He has also led the field in the development of guidance on Air Quality and Planning having been the co-author of the first guidance produced in the UK on the topic (on behalf of the RTPI), he also contributed to the ALG and NSCA guidance documents on the same topic. He has worked widely providing advice on air quality issues in planning applications, his experience includes:

  • Major motorway projects including the A14, M25, M2, A1(M), M65, A23, A406, A14, A40, A13, M4 and the M1;
  • New road infrastructure such as the Dublin Port Tunnel, the New Tyne Crossing and the New Forth Crossing;
  • Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) taking the project through the DCO process - A14, Edmonton Energy from Waste, A14, Navitus Bay Wind Farm
  • The main air quality advisor for the HS2 project since 2012;
  • Power projects - Barking Power, Sutton Bridge Power Station plus several smaller proposals;
  • Numerous retail developments on behalf of major retailers such as Tesco;
  • Numerous mixed use developments that have included Stratford City, Battersea Power Station and Spitalfields Market;
  • New town proposals;
  • Air Quality Review and Assessment for local authorities;
  • Installation and operation of Air Quality Monitoring Networks for Barking Power, the Highways Agency, Rochester Council, the LDA and several private companies;
  • Dust impact assessments for construction operations, landfill and mining;
  • Odour impact assessment for intensive farming, waste disposal, waste water treatment, chemical manufacture, restaurants and catering - see my separate site for more information.

Dr Bull has presented expert evidence on air quality, dust, odour and environmental issues at over 60 public inquiries. Click on the links below for my CV.



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