Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Database Manager



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School of Public HealthWhite City Campus





I currently work for the Airwave Health Monitoring Study, reporting to the Principal Investigator, Prof. Paul Elliott.

My principal responsibilities include:

  • Database Manager for the processing and storage of the Study's Oracle database.  All the research data collected by the Study are loaded and linked in Oracle, then exported for analysis using specialist statistical tools.
  • Commercial aspects of the Study, including budgeting, invoicing and contracts.
  • Technical operation of the Study's biorepository, situated at the College's Hammersmith Campus.

Before joining Imperial College, I was the principal design authority for the Cerillion-IBAS interconnect billing system, a position I had held since its inception in 1996. I wrote the specification for the first three major releases of IBAS, project-managed its implementation and contributed a large amount of the program code.

Prior to that, I worked in the management consultancy practice of Coopers & Lybrand's for three years, and in a variety of technical roles for International Computers Limited (ICL) since graduating from UCL (Astronomy & Physics, BSc.) in 1985.



Robinson O, Chadeau Hyam M, Karaman I, et al., 2020, Determinants of accelerated metabolomic and epigenetic ageing in a UK cohort, Aging Cell, Vol:19, ISSN:1474-9718, Pages:1-13

Eriksen R, Gibson R, Aresu M, et al., 2019, Gene-diet quality interactions on HbA1c and type 2 diabetes risk: The Airwave Health Monitoring Study, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Vol:2, ISSN:2398-9238, Pages:1-7

Gibson R, Eriksen R, Chambers E, et al., 2019, Intakes and food sources of dietary fibre and their associations with measures of body composition and inflammation in UK adults: Cross-sectional analysis of the Airwave Health Monitoring Study, Nutrients, Vol:11, ISSN:2072-6643

Elliott P, Aresu M, Gao H, et al., 2019, Use of TETRA personal radios and sickness absence in the Airwave Health Monitoring Study of the British police forces, Environmental Research, Vol:175, ISSN:0013-9351, Pages:148-155

Gao H, Aresu M, Vergnaud AC, et al., 2018, Personal radio use and cancer risks among 48,158 British police officers and staff from the Airwave Health Monitoring Study, British Journal of Cancer, Vol:120, ISSN:0007-0920, Pages:375-378

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