Project team

The project is being run by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College London.

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Imperial College London has one of the largest research programmes in non-ionising radiation and health worldwide.

Academic Investigators:

Dr Mireille B. Toledano

Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology

Dr Mireille Toledano has been working in environmental epidemiology at Imperial College for a number of years and is an affiliate member of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. She has previously worked with Prof Paul Elliott on various projects in the field of non-ionizing radiation epidemiology, including national studies of adult cancers near overhead powerlines, childhood cancers in proximity to mobile phone base stations, and pilot cohort studies of adult mobile phone users.

Professor Paul Elliott

Head, Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Prof Paul Elliott, director of the new MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health, has over 20 years expertise in environmental epidemiology and has led studies of health effects associated with non-ionizing radiation for over 10 years.

Research Associate:

Dr Rachel B. Smith

Dr Rachel Smith is responsible for epidemiological aspects of the UK COSMOS study on a day-to-day basis. She has experience in environmental epidemiology and exposure assessment. Rachel joined the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Imperial College in 2006, and joined the UK COSMOS Study Team in October 2009.

Database Architect:

Margaret Douglass

Margaret Douglass worked as a database programmer at Imperial College’s Small Area Health Statistics Unit for five years before joining the UK COSMOS project in December 2011. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the computer systems that hold the data collected by the UK COSMOS study.

Project Administrator:

Rosi Hirst

Rosi joined the UK COSMOS team in February 2015. Rosi works as an general administrator for the study, as well as assisting Dr Mireille Toledano. She also works for the Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (SCAMP).