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.
Back-extrapolated and year-specific NO2 land use regression models for Great Britain - Do they yield different exposure assessment?
Robust methods to estimate historic population air pollution exposures are important tools for epidemiological...
Large-scale composting can release bioaerosols in elevated quantities, but there are few studies of health effects...
Historic air pollution exposure and long-term mortality risks in England and Wales: prospective longitudinal cohort study
Long-term air pollution exposure contributes to mortality but there are few studies examining effects of very long-...
SAHSU GIS for Public Health short course 18th-22nd July 2016 Speakers: Dr Daniela Fecht and Dr John Gulliver We have had another succesful year of...
We have copies of the ATLAS published in 2014 for SALE! The atlas provides interactive maps of geographical variations for a range of health conditions and...
Centre study on life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales published today in the Lancet
A paper by Centre Investigator Majid Ezzati has been published today in the Lancet, entitled "The future of life expectancy and life expectancy...
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...