Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Senior Lecturer



+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.



de Preux L, Rizmie D, Fecht D, et al., 2023, Does it measure up? A comparison of pollution exposure assessment techniques applied across hospitals in England, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN:1660-4601

Karamanos A, Lu Y, Mudway IS, et al., 2023, Associations between air pollutants and blood pressure in an ethnically diverse cohort of adolescents in London, England, Plos One, Vol:18, ISSN:1932-6203, Pages:1-18

Chen K, Klompmaker JO, Roscoe CJ, et al., 2023, Associations between greenness and predicted COVID-19-like illness incidence in the United States and the United Kingdom, Environmental Epidemiology, Vol:7, ISSN:2474-7882

Bennett J, Rashid T, Zolfaghari A, et al., 2023, Changes in life expectancy and house prices in London from 2002 to 2019: Hyper-resolution spatiotemporal analysis of death registration and real estate data, The Lancet Regional Health Europe, ISSN:2666-7762

Cole-Hunter T, Zhang J, So R, et al., 2023, Long-term air pollution exposure and Parkinson's disease mortality in a large pooled European cohort: An ELAPSE study, Environment International, Vol:171, ISSN:0160-4120

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