Dr Karen Galea

Head of Workplace Exposure Science

Karen is Head of Workplace Exposure Science in our Research Division. She is actively involved in a wide variety of research projects, mainly focused on exposure assessment relating to health risks. Her work has included the characterisation of aerosols during offshore drilling operations and primary nickel production; a guide to safe handling and disposal of engineered nanoparticles; a case-control study of cancer among current and former Semiconductor employees; an assessment of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in the home and working environment; and pesticide biomonitoring in residents living near agricultural land.

Contact Details:

  • Section Head - Workplace Exposure Science
  • Office: +44 (0) 131 449 8034
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7818 426 612
  • Email: karen.galea@iom-world.org

Qualifications:

  • PhD Environmental Medicine
  • MSc Occupational Hygiene
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Health (First Class)

Committee and Society Memberships:

  • Member of the Pesticide Incident Appraisal Panel
  • Member of the British Occupational Hygiene Society
  • Committee Member of the UK Indoor Environment Group
  • Committee member of the UK & Ireland Exposure Science meetings

Research Interests:

Actively involved and manage a wide variety of research projects, mainly focused on exposure assessment relating to health risks.  Research interests include:

  • Pesticide biomonitoring amongst residents living near agricultural land (www.pesticidebiomonitoring.org).     
  • Occupational exposure assessment including air monitoring, aerosol characterisation and historical hygiene assessment.
  • Dermal exposure assessment techniques and consumer exposure to fuels and lubricants.
  • Assessment of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in the home, working environment and other micro-environments.
  • Urban and residential exposure to air pollutants
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