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Dr Araceli Sanchez Jimenez

Araceli works as a Senior Scientist within the Centre for Human Exposure Science (CHES). She carries out studies on exposure assessment using measurement and modelling tools to assist health and regulatory agencies and industry.

She has developed several guidance reports on measurement methods for the assessment of size-selective particles for the Manganese and Nickel Institutes and has been involved in several projects assessing exposure to formaldehyde, oil mist and vapour, and particle size distribution of antifouling paints. She has also been actively involved in non-occupational exposure assessment studies, including exposure from burning of biomass, exposure to second-hand smoke, and indoor contaminants in consumer products.

Currently, she is involved in several EU H2020 projects on nanosafety.

Contact Details:

Qualifications:

  • MSc Occupational Hygiene 
  • PhD
  • MPhil
  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry (Univ Complutense, Madrid)

Research Interests:

Araceli's research interests focus on the interaction of the environment and human health. This consists in the understanding of the processes that environmental factors (chemical, biological or physical agents) undergo through transport and final impact or uptake by humans. The objective is to identify, assess, and measure exposures with the ultimate aim of preventing adverse health.

Selected Publications:

Basinas I, Sanchez Jimenez A, Galea KS, Tongeren MV, Hurley F. (2018). A systematic review of the routes and forms of exposure to engineered nanomaterials. Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 62: 639–662. 

https://academic.oup.com/annweh/article/62/6/639/5042031

Stone V, Führ M, Feindt PH, Bouwmeester H, Linkov I, Sabella S, Murphy F,
Bizer K, Tran L, Ågerstrand M, Fito C, Andersen T, Anderson D, Bergamaschi E,
Cherrie JW, Cowan S, Dalemcourt JF, Faure M, Gabbert S, Gajewicz A, Fernandes TF,
Hristozov D, Johnston HJ, Lansdown TC, Linder S, Marvin HJP, Mullins M, Purnhagen
K, Puzyn T, Sanchez Jimenez A, Scott-Fordsmand JJ, Streftaris G, van Tongeren M,
Voelcker NH, Voyiatzis G, Yannopoulos SN, Poortvliet PM. (2017). The Essential Elements
of a Risk Governance Framework for Current and Future Nanotechnologies. Risk
Analysis. Dec 14 (epub ahead of print). 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29240986

Cherrie JW, Hutchings S, Gorman Ng M, Mistry R, Corden C, Lamb J, Sánchez Jiménez A, Shafrir A, Sobey M, van Tongeren M, Rushton L.(2017). Prioritising action on occupational carcinogens in Europe: a socioeconomic and health impact assessment.
British Journal of Cancer; 117(2):274-28.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28609433