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-ionizing radiation and health worldwide.The department also has considerable experience of setting up and conducting large scale epidemiological cohort studies including the AIRWAVE Health Monitoring study (cohort of British police personnel and TETRA phone use).

Academic Investigators:

Dr Mireille B. Toledano

Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology, Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College

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-HPA 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, School of Public Health, Imperial College

Prof Paul Elliott, director of the new MRC-HPA 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

Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College

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.


Research Assistant:

Eveline Otte im Kampe

Research Assistant, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College

Eveline Otte im Kampe completed her MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine before joining the UK COSMOS project in October 2013. She is responsible for assisting the investigators in epidemiological aspects of the UK COSMOS study.


Database Architect:

Margaret Douglass

Database Architect, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College

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:

Charlotte Fleming

Project Administrator, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College

Charlotte Fleming completed her Masters in Public Health at the University of Edinburgh before joining the UK COSMOS team In November 2013. Charlotte is responsible for assisting in the day-to-day admin of the project as well as assisting with research. Charlotte is the first point of contact on the study for all current participants as well as the general public.