• Air pollution and health: statistical challenges in the modelling and in communicating the results
    Anna Hansell, Heather Walton and others
    24 Apr, 2017
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    Royal Statistical Society
    12 Errol Street
    United Kingdom


    One day meeting on air pollution and health - Royal Statistical Society

    24 April 2017, 10am - 5pm

    Organising Group(s): RSS Emerging Applications Section and Environmental Statistics Section

    This meeting aims at bringing together a range of researchers from several disciplines related to air pollution and health. In particular we want to focus on some of the recent statistical challenges emerging in the field and on how the models and the results can be communicated to the general public and to the policy makers.

    Speakers and Titles

    Stefan Reis, NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and University of Exeter, UK

    Modelling exposure to air pollution at population scale – challenges in accounting for spatio-temporal variability

    Gavin Shaddick, University of Bath, UK

    Global Estimation of Air Quality

    Antonio Gasparrini, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.

    Distributed lag models for investigating health effects of air pollution and health: recent advancements

    Michela Cameletti, University of Bergamo, Italy

    Statistical challenges in modelling spatially misaligned exposure and health data

    Heather Walton, King’s College London, UK

    Communicating results across research disciplines and to policy makers

    Anna Hansell, Imperial College London, UK

    Communicating results to general audiences and to the public


    To view abstracts and to register go to


    Registration Fees:

    Concessionary RSS Fellow £25

    RSS Fellow £30

    Non-RSS Fellow £55      

    Lunch is included in the registration. Tea/Coffee will be served before the meeting and midway through the afternoon.



  • MRC-PHE Centre Annual ISAB Meeting
    Prof. Frans Berkhout, King's College London
    08 May, 2017
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    Monday 8th May all day:

    Initial Board meeting, scientific presentations, lunch & posters 

    ISAB Guest Lecture early evening: Prof.Frans Berkhout, King's College London (title to be confirmed) 

    To be followed by drinks reception & Annual Dinner.

    Location details & agenda to follow.


  • GIS for Public Health short course
    10 Jul, 2017 to 14 Jul, 2017
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    St Mary's Campus
    Imperial College London
    Norfolk Place
    United Kingdom



    The Small Area Health Statistics Unit runs again its highly successful workshop on GIS for Public Health. The course offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. You will learn how to use GIS to prepare and analyse data for studies of environment and health, use GIS to assess exposures to environmental pollution, and explore and analyse patterns and spread of disease.

    Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for linking geographical and health data for epidemiological studies and health risk assessment. Please contact the course directors Daniela Fecht ( and John Gulliver ( for more information.

    A full programme and details on how to register, please go to