Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Fellow



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Elaine Fuertes is currently an Imperial College Research Fellow at the NHLI. Her research focuses on investigating the influence of environmental and behavioural factors, and their interaction, on the development of childhood and adult allergic diseases and respiratory health.

Elaine received her PhD from the School of Public Health at the University of British Columbia, Canada (2014). Prior to her doctoral training, she received a Master of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Throughout these experiences, Elaine has worked and collaborated with several research institutes within Canada and across Europe.



Konstantinoudis G, Minelli C, Lam HCY, et al., 2023, Asthma hospitalisations and heat exposure in England: a case-crossover study during 2002-2019., Thorax

Peralta GP, Granell R, Bedard A, et al., 2022, Mid-childhood fat mass and airflow limitation at 15 years: The mediating role of insulin resistance and C-reactive protein, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Vol:33, ISSN:0905-6157

Amaral A, Burney P, Patel J, et al., 2021, Chronic airflow obstruction and ambient particulate air pollution, Thorax, Vol:76, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:1236-1241

Fuertes E, Jarvis D, 2021, The complex interplay between greenness and air pollution in respiratory health, Thorax, Vol:76, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:856-857

Russell MA, Dharmage S, Fuertes E, et al., 2021, The effect of physical activity on asthma incidence over 10 years: population-based study, Erj Open Research, Vol:7, ISSN:2312-0541

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