Imperial College London

DrAngelaPinot de Moira

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Research Associate







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am an epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding how early-life social and environmental conditions impact respiratory health and allergic disease. With my background in immunology, my research also examines the role of the microbiome and the immune response. My further interests include cross-birth cohort analysis and collaboration, and making data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable).

I joined Imperial College in 2022 on an NHLI fellowship to investigate social inequalities in respiratory health using data from a network of UK birth cohort data known as UNICORN (Unified Cohorts Research Network). Before starting at Imperial I was a postdoc in Professor Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen’s Perinatal, Obstetric & Paediatric Epidemiology research group at the University of Copenhagen where I held a Lundbeck Foundation fellowship to investigate the influence of early-life animal exposure on the gut microbiome and the risk of asthma. It was during this time that I developed an interest in cross-cohort collaboration due to my involvement in establishing the EU Child Cohort Network, a FAIR network of European and Australian birth cohort data.

My interest in asthma and allergic disease developed during my PhD and early postdoc in Professor David Dunne’s Schistosomiasis Research Group at the University of Cambridge. Here I applied multidisciplinary techniques to investigate the immunoepidemiology of helminth infections such as schistosomiasis and hookworm in East Africa, including how these parasitic worms may protect against asthma and allergy.



Pinot de Moira A, Taylor-Robinson D, 2023, Social Inequalities in Asthma: The Cold Facts., Arch Bronconeumol, Vol:59, Pages:791-792

Keller A, Groot J, Clippet-Jensen C, et al., 2023, Exposure to different residential indoor characteristics during childhood and asthma in adolescence: a latent class analysis of the Danish National Birth Cohort, European Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN:0393-2990

Cadman T, Elhakeem A, Vinther JL, et al., 2023, Associations of Maternal Educational Level, Proximity to Greenspace During Pregnancy, and Gestational Diabetes With Body Mass Index From Infancy to Early Adulthood: A Proof-of-Concept Federated Analysis in 18 Birth Cohorts., Am J Epidemiol

Pinot De Moira A, Pearce N, Pedersen M, et al., 2023, The influence of early-life animal exposure on the risk of childhood atopic dermatitis, asthma and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis: findings from the Danish National Birth Cohort, International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol:52, ISSN:0300-5771, Pages:1231-1242

Fortier I, Wey TW, Bergeron J, et al., 2023, Life course of retrospective harmonization initiatives: key elements to consider, Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Vol:14, ISSN:2040-1744, Pages:190-198

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