Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Lecturer in Molecular Epidemiology



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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 (



Papadopoulou E, Stratakis N, Basagaña X, et al., 2021, Prenatal and postnatal exposure to PFAS and cardiometabolic factors and inflammation status in children from six European cohorts, Environment International, Vol:157, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:106853-106853

Alfano R, Robinson O, Handakas E, et al., 2021, Perspectives and challenges of epigenetic determinants of childhood obesity: A systematic review, Obesity Reviews, ISSN:1467-7881

Handakas E, Lau CH, Alfano R, et al., 2021, A systematic review of metabolomic studies of childhood obesity: State of the evidence for metabolic determinants and consequences, Obesity Reviews, ISSN:1467-7881

Stratakis N, Rock S, La Merrill MA, et al., 2021, Prenatal exposure to persistent organic pollutants and childhood obesity: A systematic review and meta-analysis of human studies, Obesity Reviews, ISSN:1467-7881

de Prado-Bert P, Ruiz-Arenas C, Vives-Usano M, et al., 2021, The early-life exposome and epigenetic age acceleration in children, Environment International, Vol:155, ISSN:0160-4120

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