Dr Anna Hansell
Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellow
Dept Epidemiology & Public Health
Anna Hansell is an environmental epidemiologist, with a special interest in health effects of air pollution including that produced by volcanoes and other non-anthropogenic sources. Her background is in respiratory hospital medicine and subsequently public health medicine. She completed a PhD in epidemiology in 2004 looking at the impact of environmental risk factors on respiratory disease mortality in the UK. She is currently leading several studies examining the long-term impacts of air pollution exposure on health. She was a member of a study in Montserrat in 2007 investigating the effect of volcanic air pollution on children’s respiratory health.
Hansell, A, Oppenheimer. 2004. Health hazards from volcanic gases: a systematic literature review. Archives of Environmental Health 59(12):628-639.
Hansell, A.L. 2003 Respiratory effects of volcanic emissions (letter). Occupational & Environmental Medicine 60:529-530.
Hansell A, Oppenheimer, C. 2002. Review of health hazards from volcanic gases. Epidemiology 13(4) Suppl:S188.
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