Imperial College London

DrRachelSmith

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Mohn Research Fellow in Population Child Health
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 3313rachel.smith05

 
 
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Location

 

527Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where I also completed my PhD.  My PhD focussed on exposure to water disinfection by-products during pregnancy in the Born in Bradford birth cohort.  My academic background covers both biological and social disciplines, with an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences (St John’s College, Oxford) and an MSc in Epidemiology (Imperial College London).

Since completing my PhD I have worked on both the COSMOS and SCAMP cohort studies which are investigating potential effects of exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (from mobile phones and other wireless devices) on adult health and children’s cognition respectively.

I am also working on the Traffic Pollution and Health in London project, examining the relationship between traffic-related noise and air pollution and risk of adverse reproductive outcomes (e.g. low birth weight and pre-term delivery).

 Key research areas:

  • Cohort studies
  • Reproductive health
  • Health & Environment

Publications

Journals

Schmutz C, Bürgler A, Ashta N, et al., 2022, Personal radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure of adolescents in the Greater London area in the SCAMP cohort and the association with restrictions on permitted use of mobile communication technologies at school and at home., Environ Res, Vol:212

Thompson R, Smith RB, Bou Karim Y, et al., 2022, Noise pollution and human cognition: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis of recent evidence, Environment International, Vol:158, ISSN:0160-4120, Pages:1-27

Smith RB, Beevers SD, Gulliver J, et al., 2020, Impacts of air pollution and noise on risk of preterm birth and stillbirth in London, Environment International, Vol:134, ISSN:0160-4120

Conference

Patjamontri S, Spiers A, Smith RB, et al., 2021, Salivary sex steroids as markers of puberty in boys during late childhood and adolescence, KARGER, Pages:366-366, ISSN:1663-2818

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