Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Lecturer in Geospatial Health



+44 (0)20 7594 3314d.fecht




529Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





I am a Lecturer in Geospatial Health at the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), part of the MRC Centre for Environment and Health.

My research focuses on two themes: 1) Geographical variations in population health, with particular focus on urban systems; and 2) environmental and health inequalities.

The priority of both research themes is to address the future challenges of environmental change and how adaptation and mitigation strategies can help to create fair and healthy places.

Both themes are supported by the development of advanced geospatial methods to harvest and improve emerging information sources and explore spatial patterns of disease.

Many of the studies I lead on, or contribute to have high potential public health impact, often with policy relevance. Communicating my scientific research to a wide audience both within academia and outside academia (e.g. via journalists, NGOs and outreach activities) is a vital part of my work.

As head of the Geospatial Health Group within the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics I am also working on the development and application of novel geographical approaches and methods for exposure assessment and environmental health analysis making use of advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS) methods.



Wang W, Fecht D, Beevers S, et al., 2022, Predicting daily concentrations of nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter and ozone at fine spatial scale in Great Britain, Atmospheric Pollution Research, Vol:13, ISSN:1309-1042, Pages:101506-101506

Roscoe C, Mackay C, Gulliver J, et al., 2022, Associations of private residential gardens versus other greenspace types with cardiovascular and respiratory disease mortality: observational evidence from UK Biobank, Environment International, ISSN:0160-4120

Chen J, Hoek G, de Hoogh K, et al., 2022, Long-term exposure to source-specific fine particles and mortality─a pooled analysis of 14 European cohorts within the ELAPSE Project., Environmental Science and Technology (washington), Vol:56, ISSN:0013-936X

Sheridan C, Klompmaker J, Cummins S, et al., 2022, Associations of air pollution with COVID-19 positivity, hospitalisations, and mortality: observational evidence from UK Biobank, Environmental Pollution, Vol:308, ISSN:0269-7491

Liu S, Lim Y-H, Chen J, et al., 2022, Long-term air pollution exposure and pneumonia related mortality in a large pooled European cohort, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol:205, ISSN:1073-449X, Pages:1429-1439

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