I am a senior lecturer in epidemiology at Imperial College London and an investigator of the MRC-ÂHPA Centre for Environment and Health specialising in environmental and spatial epidemiology. I was awarded my undergraduate degree from University College London, a Master's degree in environmental epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and my PhD from Imperial College London. I am currently a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a co-author of the Oxford Handbook series ‘Epidemiology for Clinicians’.
Much of my work to date has focused on early life environmental exposures, including leading the environment theme of the new UK-wide Life Study and collaborative projects with various birth cohorts across Europe, assessing exposure at individual level through questionnaire data, biomarkers, and global metabonomic profiling. I also have over 10 years expertise in spatial epidemiology and the use of routinely collected data and geographical information systems (GIS) for small area health studies at the SAHSU. My work in this field has included studies of birth outcomes and water disinfection by-products, waste incineration, and air and noise pollution, as well as investigations of cancer trends and clustering, in particular for primary liver tumours. My special interest is in the field of non-ionizing radiation epidemiology, having worked on several major projects including national studies of adult cancers near overhead power lines and childhood cancers in proximity to mobile phone base stations. I currently lead the UK-arm of COSMOS, an international long-term cohort study of adult mobile phone users.
et al., Total recall in the SCAMP Cohort: Validation of self-reported mobile phone use in the smartphone era, Environmental Research, ISSN:0013-9351
et al., 2017, An international prospective cohort study of mobile phone users and health (COSMOS): Factors affecting validity of self-reported mobile phone use., Int J Hyg Environ Health
et al., 2017, Birth weight trends in England and Wales (1986-2012): babies are getting heavier., Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed
et al., 2017, Emerging and legacy flame retardants in UK human milk and food suggest slow response to restrictions on use of PBDEs and HBCDD, Environment International, Vol:105, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:95-104
et al., 2017, Estimating Particulate Exposure from Modern Municipal Waste Incinerators in Great Britain, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol:51, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:7511-7519