The Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) was originally established in 1987 following the recommendations of the Black Enquiry, a national investigation into the incidence of leukaemia in children and young adults near the Sellafield nuclear plant.
The main aim of SAHSU has been to assess the risk of exposure to environmental factors, to the health of the population, with an emphasis on the use and interpretation of routine health statistics.
SAHSU is a nationally and internationally recognised institution for research into environment and health, with over 200 scientific publications and impact on health policy. SAHSU is currently undertaking a number of major research projects, with increasing attention being given to improving exposure assessment techniques.
SAHSU maintains a wide range of routinely collected health and environmental data at small area level. A key focus of its work is the development of methods in spatial statistical analysis to investigate potential associations between environmental factors and health.
SAHSU works with a multi-disciplinary team that collaborates extensively with other departments within Imperial College and with external institutions in the UK, Europe and the USA.
The work of the UK Small Area Health Statistics Unit is funded by Public Health England as part of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, funded also by the UK Medical Research Council.
Predicting Aspergillus fumigatus exposure from composting facilities using a dispersion model: A conditional calibration and validation.
Bioaerosols are released in elevated quantities from composting facilities and are associated with negative health...
Routinely collected English birth data sets: comparisons and recommendations for reproductive epidemiology.
BACKGROUND: In England there are four national routinely collected data sets on births: Office for National...
Associations of night-time road traffic noise with carotid intima-media thickness and blood pressure: The Whitehall II and SABRE study cohorts.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic noise has been linked to increased risk of stroke, for which hypertension and...
Public Health England 2016 Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research in Solihull
Dr Anna Hansell was invited by Public Health England to present the plenary lecture at Annual UK Review Meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research in...
Dr Anna Hansell appeared on BBC Newsnight on Monday the 17th of October to discuss NO2 air pollution. See the full talk on iPlayer, the air pollution...
The Guardian on Wednesday the 7th of September 2016 published an article making reference to the journal publication 'Associations between air...
28th Annual Conference- International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Old and new risks: challenges for environmental epidemiology...
The European Respiratory Society International Congress is being held in London on the 3rd of September 2016. Dr Anna Hansell will be presenting...
Many of our centre members attended the MRC-PHE Centre Investigator Seminar showcasing the Air Pollution, Noise and Health Theme. This was an...