Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Lecturer in Molecular Epidemiology



+44 (0)20 7594 2067o.robinson




161Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Dr Oliver Robinson is a Lecturer at the MRC centre for Environment and Health. He rejoined Imperial College in 2016 after completing a post-doctoral position at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Barcelona, where he was scientific coordinator of the European FP7 HELIX project ( Prior to this he graduated from the University of Sussex with a First Class Honours degree in Human Sciences and obtained an MSc in Modern Epidemiology at Imperial College. He was then awarded a PhD in Biomedical Research in 2013 by Imperial College for his work investigating the combined role of plant contaminants and the pesticide DDT in an outbreak of severe liver disease in rural Ethiopia.

His research interests lie in the field of molecular and environmental epidemiology and environmental justice. He is interested in investigating the joint effects of multiple factors using multi-disciplinary and ‘omic’ approaches. As a Future Leaders Fellow, funded by UK Research and Innovation, he is developing novel biomarkers of development and ageing across multiple populations. The work may shed light on common pathological mechanisms underlying multiple non-communicable diseases. He is also currently involved in two EU funded projects: STOP (Science and Technology in Child Obesity Policy, and Lifepath (



Robinson O, Lau C, 2021, DNA methylation age as a biomarker for cancer, International Journal of Cancer, ISSN:0020-7136

Warembourg C, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Ballester F, et al., 2021, Urban environment during early-life and blood pressure in young children, Environment International, Vol:146, ISSN:0160-4120

Robinson O, Lau C, 2020, Measuring biological age using metabolomics, Aging, Vol:12, ISSN:1945-4589, Pages:22352-22353

Robinson O, Carter AR, Aola-Korpela M, et al., 2020, Metabolic profiles of socioeconomic position: a multi-cohort analysis, International Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN:0300-5771

Laine JE, Bodinier B, Robinson O, et al., 2020, Prenatal exposure to multiple air pollutants, mediating molecular mechanisms, and shifts in birthweight., Environmental Science and Technology (washington), Vol:54, ISSN:0013-936X, Pages:14502-14513

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