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., 2016, Spatial and temporal associations of road traffic noise and air pollution in London: Implications for epidemiological studies, Environment International, Vol:88, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:235-242
et al., 2016, Routinely collected English birth data sets: comparisons and recommendations for reproductive epidemiology, Archives of Disease in Childhood-fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:101, ISSN:1359-2998, Pages:F451-F457
et al., 2016, Long-term exposure to traffic pollution and hospital admissions in London, Environmental Pollution, Vol:208, ISSN:0269-7491, Pages:48-57
et al., 2016, Is long-term exposure to traffic pollution associated with mortality? A small-area study in London, Environmental Pollution, Vol:208, ISSN:0269-7491, Pages:25-32
et al., 2016, Drinking Water Disinfection By-products, Genetic Polymorphisms, and Birth Outcomes in a European Mother-Child Cohort Study, Epidemiology, Vol:27, ISSN:1044-3983, Pages:903-911