Professor Paul Elliott, Director of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health and SAHSU
Job Title and Responsibilities:
Your official job title: Head of Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
• Director of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health which sits within the Department and includes the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU).
• Teaching and PhD student supervision
Main research projects
• MRC-PHE Centre for Health and Environment and Small Area Health Statistics Unit with research themes including exposome and health, air pollution, noise and health
• AIRWAVE health monitoring study - on long-term health in relation to the use of the TETRA communication system by police force personnel.
• BIOSHARE - WP7 on Social and Environmental Risk Factors for Disease
• COMBI-BIO - Identification of biomarkers for subclinical atherosclerosis.
• UK COSMOS - International cohort study of mobile phones and health with data on >100,000 UK mobile phone users
• NIHR BioResource - Airwave is part of the national NIHR BioResource, which is a panel of study volunteers who are willing to be approached to participate in research studies investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease.
• INTERMAP - International collaborative study on dietary macro- and micro-nutrient intakes and health.
Trained in clinical medicine and epidemiology as a Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow at St Mary's Hospital London and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He studied for his PhD in Epidemiology on the INTERSALT Study under the mentorship of Professor Geoffrey Rose. He remained at the London School working as a lecturer, then senior lecturer and reader in epidemiology before becoming Head of the Environmental Epidemiology Unit at LSHTM 1990. In 1995 he was appointed to the Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at Imperial College London. He heads what is now the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health. The Department has expanded significantly during recent years to encompass a wide-ranging programme of health research and extensive collaborations with honorary and visiting staff. Paul Elliott is also Director of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health which sits within the Department and includes the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU). He is also an honorary consultant in public health medicine in the Directorate of Primary Care and Public Health of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the academic lead for the Biobanking research theme for the Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. He was recently appointed as the Academic Health Sciences Centre's (AHSC) Director of Information
PhD: Epidemiology on the INTERSALT study
Professional Memberships and Activities:
• International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP), International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP), 2011
• World Action on Salt and Health (WASH), World Action on Salt and Health (WASH), 2005
• Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), 1996
• Member, British Hypertension Society, 1992
• Member, International Society of Hypertension, 1988
• Member, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, 1991
• Member, UK Society of Social Medicine, 1995
• Member, World Heart Federation, 1997
• Environmental epidemiology and small area health statistics
• Genetic and molecular epidemiology, gene-environment interactions
• Nutritional epidemiology - high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease
• Cohort studies and biobankiing
• Non-ionising radiation and health
Elliott P, Burgess AP, fouquet NC, Seri S, Hawken MB, Heard A, Neasham D, Little MPclose, 2016, Acute Exposure to Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) has effects on theelectroencephalogram and electrocardiogram, consistent with vagal nervestimulation., Environmental Research, Vol: 150, Pages: 461-469
Elliott P, Posma JM, Chan Q, Garcia-Perez I, Wijeyesekera A, Bictash M, Ebbels TMD, Ueshima H, Zhao L, van Horn L, Daviglus M, Stamler J, Holmes E, Nicholson JKclose, 2015, Urinary metabolic signatures of human adiposity, SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, Vol: 7,
Elliott P, Vergnaud A-C, Singh D, Neasham D, Spear J, Heard Aclose, 2014, The Airwave Health Monitoring Study of police officers and staff in Great Britain: Rationale, design and methods, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, Vol: 134, Pages: 280-285
Full publications list: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/p.elliott/publications.html