SPHPM Seminars - Dr Anna Hansell: Research into air pollution and respiratory disease - older, larger and wiser?

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Event Details

Date:
4 October 2017 at 12:30 pm – 4 October 2017 at 1:30 pm
Venue:
Conference room 2, 553 St Kilda Road
Open to:
All
Cost:
Free
Categories:
Seminars & Workshops

Description

Dr Anna Hansell: Research into air pollution and respiratory disease - older, larger and wiser?

Dr Anna Hansell is an environmental epidemiologist at Imperial College London, with a special interest in health effects of air pollution, including that produced by non-anthropogenic sources and by waste management processes (incinerators and waste composting). Her background is in respiratory hospital medicine and subsequently public health medicine. She completed a PhD in epidemiology in 2004 looking at the impact of environmental risk factors on respiratory disease mortality in the UK. She is currently leading several studies examining the long-term impacts of air pollution exposure on health. She was a member of a study in Montserrat in 2007 investigating the effect of volcanic air pollution on children’s respiratory health.

This talk covers some of her recent work on use of large cohorts to examine long term health effects of air pollution exposure:  mortality risks from long-term (up to 38 years) exposure in the UK ONS Longitudinal Study & asthma prevalence, symptoms and incidence in relation to air pollution and noise in European biobank cohorts.


Event Contact

Name
Associate Professor Anita Wluka
E-Mail
anita.wluka@monash.edu
Organisation
Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.