Samuel is an early-career research fellow at the MRC Centre for Environment and Health. He joined the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2011, working on several Europe-wide environmental health projects (ESCAPE and BioSHaRE), for which he led and coordinated analyses on the cardio-respiratory effects of air and noise pollution.
Samuel was trained in medicine and epidemiology. He has a broad research interest in environmental epidemiology and respiratory epidemiology, in particular, the health effects of air pollution and noise, interplays of multiple environmental stressors and their modifiers on health, urban health, environmental lung diseases and exposure assessment. His current fellowship extends his air pollution research to China, where he is researching how personal exposure to air pollution impacts patients with chronic lung diseases in two Chinese megacities. He is also actively involved in the Centre's AIRLESS project.
et al., Air pollution, lung function and COPD: results from the population-based UK Biobank study, European Respiratory Journal, ISSN:0903-1936
et al., Associations between daily air quality and hospitalisations for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Beijing, 2013-2017, Lancet Planetary Health, ISSN:2542-5196
et al., Road traffic noise, air pollution and incident cardiovascular disease: a joint analysis of the HUNT, EPIC-Oxford and UK Biobank cohorts, Environment International, ISSN:0160-4120
et al., 2018, Local- and regional-scale air pollution modelling (PM10) and exposure assessment for pregnancy trimesters, infancy, and childhood to age 15 years: Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents And Children (ALSPAC)., Environment International, Vol:113, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:10-19
et al., 2017, Residential Air Pollution and Associations with Wheeze and Shortness of Breath in Adults: A Combined Analysis of Cross-Sectional Data from Two Large European Cohorts., Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol:125, ISSN:0091-6765