Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Lecturer in Geospatial Health



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Main research projects:

  • Mortality and morbidity effects of long-term exposure to low-level PM2.5, black carbon, NO2 and O3: an analysis of European cohorts: Health Effects Institute (HEI)-funded project with European Partners, led by University of Utrecht (
  • Development of an Index of Health Related Rural Deprivation: in collaboration with Public Health England and the University of East Anglia
  • Public Health Impact of Climate Change: co-investigator on this NIHR-funded project led by King’s College London (
  • Effects of air pollution exposure on solid organ transplant failure: in collaboration with the National Heart and Lung Institute and NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Noise and mental health in a South East London Cohort: in collaboration with Institute of Psychiatry, psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London

Professional memberships and activities:

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  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA); since 2016
  • Member of Scientific Panel, European Commission, European & Global Fellowships: reviewing fellowship proposals; since 2015
  • International Society of Exposure Science (ISES); since 2015
  • Healthy-Polis: International Consortium of Urban Environmental Health & Sustainability; since 2014
  • Active member of the ISEE annual conference Scientific Programme Committee: invited session chair, reviewing and shortlisting of abstracts; since 2013
  • International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE); since 2011.

Research Student Supervision

Belcher,R, Understanding Effect Modifiers of the Relationship Between Health and Exposure to Urban Green and Blue space

Card-Gowers,J, The effect of socioeconomic status on the associations between air pollution and mortality: a systematic literature review

Hamilton,S, Chronic kidney disease of undetermined cause (CKDu): an exploratory study analysing associations between emerging epidemic and environmental risk factors

Mackay,C, Investigating associations between greenspace and chronic respiratory disease outcomes in UK Biobank

Mehreen,TS, Association of built environment attributes with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Naim,F, Maternal residential exposure to aircraft and railway noise and risk of adverse birth outcomes

Osibona,O, Lighting in the home and health: a systematic review

Roca Barcelo,A, Vulnerability to Climate Change: Inequalities in exposure, susceptibility and adaptation capacity in London (UK) and São Paulo (Brazil)

Roscoe,C, Greenspace and cardiovascular health outcomes in UK Biobank participants: assessing the environmental and physiological pathways

Solomon,B, Housing quality and health inequalities in London

Wang,W, Spatio-temporal air pollution models for national-scale health analysis