Natural Sciences at Leicester


Thursday 16 November 2023

Autumn Interdisciplinary Research Lecture: “Insights into the effects of the environment on health”
  • Speaker:  Professor Anna Hansell, Director of the Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology
  • Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm (GMT)
  • Location: TBC (email for further details) 

Anna Hansell is an environmental epidemiologist, with special expertise in health impacts of air pollution on respiratory disease and in environmental noise and health. Her initial career was in respiratory medicine, after which she specialised in public health; she has been working in environmental epidemiology for over 20 years. She has conducted some of the longest running and largest UK studies looking at health effects of air pollution including bioaerosols and is one of a small number of UK epidemiologists investigating long-term health effects of transport noise. 

She is a Professor of Environmental Epidemiology and founding Director of the Centre for Environmental Health and Sustainability at the University of Leicester. She is director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Environmental Exposures and Health at the University of Leicester development award, working with UK Health Security Agency and the Health and Safety Executive, and also the Environment Theme Lead in the Leicester NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). Anna holds an honorary consultant post with UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and chairs the UK government scientific advisory committee, the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP). 

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