– 2023 Meeting –

The 16th UK and Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Conference 2023, Dublin Ireland

Date: 9 June 2023.

Venue: The Conference will be held in the Grangegorman Campus of Technological University Dublin (TUDublin).

Final Notice for those attending Friday’s meeting

All those who have registered should have received a link to login online, details for onsite arrangements and also the programme.

If you have not received these, please e-mail patrick.goodman@tudublin.ie using the SUBJECT LINE: CONFERENCE DETAILS

The provisional programme for the meeting is as follows:

Welcome 09.00-09.30
Time Abstract NumberSession 1 09.30 – 10.45 Abstracts
09.30amMartin Fitzpatrick (Fellow of EHOA)From Air Bubblers to Air View: A 30 year perspective on air quality monitoring
09.50am21Ms ChamberlainImpact of the central London Ultra-Low Emission Zone and toxicity-charge on adult emergency hospital admissions: An interrupted time series analysis
10.00am2Dr JahanshahiLong-term Exposure to Ambient PM2.5 and Self-Reported Health: Evidence from Longitudinally-linked Census Data
10.05am17Dr LiAir Pollution on Stroke in Shenzhen, China: A Time-stratified Case–crossover Study Modified by Meteorological Variables
10.20am32Dr GarkovThe Effects of Air Pollution, Greenspace and Noise on Children’s Educational Attainment at Schools in England
10.30am22Dr RowlandExposure to PM2.5 and Mortality in Northern Ireland
10.35amDr RowlandThe role of Clean Air Champions
Break 10.45 – 11.05 Tea/coffee
Session 2 11.05 – 12.25
11.05amProf. ClancyInterventions to clear the Air- From Smog, to Smoke, to Vape
11.35pmProf. S HolgateAir pollution: one of the greatest health challenges of our time
12.05pm6Dr MakThe Adverse Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to PM2.5 on the London Underground
12.10pm7Dr MkulisiPrevalence of Chronic Respiratory Symptoms among Workers Exposed to Cement Dust in Gauteng Province, South Africa
Lunch/posters12.25 – 13.30 Lunch
Session 3 13.30 – 15.35
13.30pmProf. T wooleyBuilding Materials Health and Indoor Air Quality
13.50pm25Dr RiveronCharacterisation of indoor pollutants in dwellings in Midlands, UK
13.55pm38Dr WangImpact of school environment on educational attainment in young people
14.00pm10Dr CrabbeAs safe as houses; the risk of childhood lead exposure from housing in England.
14.10pm9Dr ChaurasiaPredicting environmental lead exposure in maternal blood samples using ML techniques
14.15pm8Ms R ParsonsAre municipal waste incinerator emissions associated with polychlorinated dibenzo-dioxins/furans and polychlorinated biphenyls in the human milk of women living nearby?
14.20pm18Dr Crabbe/Dr DaveExposures, investigations, and outcomes for children with elevated blood lead reported to Health Protection Teams in England, 2014-2022
14.25pm11Dr TlotlengAssociation between Bone Lead Concentration and Aggression in Youth from a Sub-Cohort of the Birth to Twenty Cohort
14.30pmDiscussion 10 mins
14.45pm23Ms EminsonAssociation of aircraft noise around four major UK airports with subclinical atherosclerosis and hypertension
14.55pm26Prof. S GoldenRapid Urbanisation and Unsustainable Health: Applying a pilot Habitable Index model to evaluating environmental health stressors in Accra, Ghana.
15.00pm12Dr Walker‘Who Cares for the Carers?’ Uk Nursing Suicide prevention and risk recognition through Occupational Health.
15.05pm36Dr GittinsInvestigating occupational characteristics during COVID pandemic on infection risk: Multi-cohort analysis of data from the UK Longitudinal Linkage Collaboration (UK-LLC)
15.15pm20Dr AmponsahIndigenous Perceptions and Coping Mechanisms of COVID-19 Pandemic in Informal Settlements of Sub-Saharan Africa.
15.20pm13Dr HussainiMusculoskeletal symptoms and disorders, and related knowledge, attitude and practices among female textile workers in Karachi, Pakistan – A cross-sectional study
15.25pmDiscussion 10 mins
Break15.35 – 15.50 Tea/Coffee
Session 4 15.50 – 17.30
15.50pm15Dr BasinasUsing Natural Language Processing to Develop and Update Job Exposure Matrices for Chemical Exposures in the General Population
15.55pm14Dr BasinasModelling historical exposure to sub-concussive head impacts using data from former English professional football players
16.00pm27Dr MuellerOccupational exposure to pyrethroids and glyphosate: an analysis of factors influencing urinary biomarkers in Malaysia, Uganda and the United Kingdom
16.05pm37Dr GittinsAdjusting over-estimated condition specific annual incidence trends for the presence of excess zeros in a work-related ill-health surveillance scheme.
16.10pm34Dr MukhopadhyayThe role of MicroRNAs as early biomarkers of asbestos-related lung cancer: a systematic review
16.15pmDiscussion 10 mins
16.30pmProf. DiSantisFactors Impacting Equitable Healthy Food Access in Urban Areas
16:50pmDiscussion 10 mins
17.00pmEUPH in Dublin advance notice Prof. Anthony Staines
17.05pmDr Sara De Matteis President of the Society
17.15pmClose of Meeting
3Valentina Quintero SantofimioIncreased mortality risk among participants with occupational exposures and small airways obstruction in the UK Biobank.
4Dr Hannah TaylorUsing a pilot retrospective cohort study to identify associations between housing characteristics and household transmission of COVID-19, in England, 2020
5Dr Hannah TaylorExploring non-viral exposures causatively or contributorily associated with paediatric cases of acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in the United Kingdom, 2022
16Dr Carlos José Lopes BalsasBlue Urbanism: Lessons from the Hamburg’s Waterfront Cruise Days Festival
19Dr DaveProblems experienced during case investigations for children with elevated blood lead reported to Health Protection Teams in England, 2014-2021
28Mr S LeeA quality assessment framework for evaluating study quality and risk of bias of studies of air pollution and preterm birth
29Prof McElvennyCohort Study of Workers in the UK Glass-Reinforced Plastics Manufacturing Industry
30Dr MollerPublic exposure to non-ionising radiation from major electricity infrastructure in Ireland
33Dr PRANJICReturn to work and work-life-oriented rehabilitation for cancer patients
35Dr IqbalModelling environmental drivers of mosquito-borne diseases: a review


There is an option of student accommodation adjacent to the Campus.  It is of high quality and is run by a private operator.

They are offering a rate of €85 per night, available on the nights of the 8-11th June.

People can book one or more nights, if they so wish. (Rooms can accommodate up to 2 people). Limited availability.

PLEASE NOTE: If you avail of this offer, it is a contract between you and the service provider, and the Society has no involvement.

The rate is payable in Advance and non-refundable.

For details of how to access the discounted rate, please email Pat Goodman at patrick.goodman@TUDublin.ie

This is a city-centre venue and is 2 stops from O`Connell St on the tram (Luas). More detailed travel information will be sent to all who register.

The conference will be free to those attending in person.

Awards: There will be a series of awards to the best young/new presenters.  These are the Paul Wilkinson Awards of the Society.

We plan to have a lot of short oral presentations and we encourage new and young researchers to attend and present their work in person.

Details of travel options for getting to the meeting are available here:

Pat Goodman,

Chair, Local Organising Committee