Dr Mark Cherrie

Senior Scientist (Environment and Public Health)

Mark is a Senior Scientist in the Environment and Public Health team within IOM, since July 2020.

Mark completed his PhD in Environmental Epidemiology at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in Truro, Cornwall. He then worked at the ECEHH as a postdoctoral researcher and later joined CRESH, at the University of Edinburgh, working on geospatial determinants of health. Mark has collaborated with several governmental organisations and charities including the Met Office, Public Health England, Public Health Scotland and Alcohol Focus Scotland. His skills in geographic information systems, statistics and interactive web applications have provided new insight into pressing public health issues – mitigating air pollution, optimising sun exposure, improving access to greenspaces, reducing alcohol and tobacco use and mental health inequalities, and supporting healthy ageing.

Mark’s research interest is in developing exposome approaches that estimate the effect of multiple environmental and occupational exposures over an individual’s lifetime, into tools that organisations can use to improve health.

Mark is involved in the EPHOR project and the PROTECT COVID-19 National Core Study.

Contact Details:


  • MA in Geography, University of Edinburgh
  • PhD in Environmental Epidemiology, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter/Plymouth

Society Membership

  • Society for Social Medicine & Population Health
  • Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society

Research Interests

  • Spatial lifecourse epidemiology
  • Health inequalities
  • Measuring the external exposome using sensors and satellites
  • Reproducible research
  • IOMworld Posted: 6 days ago
    Protect your workers from exposure to lead in paint during renovations or removal work. Our experts can analyse pa… https://t.co/LL32XdngNB
  • IOMworld Posted: 10 days ago
    RT @COResearchTrust: Our latest #blog from Dr James Hanlon @IOMworld, Bruce Allen, CEO @hetas_uk and @WoodsureFuel talking about the issues…
  • IOMworld Posted: 11 days ago
    Overexposure to heavy metals can cause serious health problems, including some cancers, kidney damage & very high e… https://t.co/HP8d7G2cJQ
  • IOMworld Posted: 13 days ago
    Join us at the International Exposome conference on 'A human exposome approach on industrial contaminated sites and… https://t.co/59BVmy4Rjt
  • IOMworld Posted: 14 days ago
    Join us at the annual Asbestos Virtual Conference on 17 and 18 November. The event will be dealing with scientific… https://t.co/bUuibmQ4nL
  • IOMworld Posted: 21 days ago
    Don’t forget to visit us at stand 12 at the OH2021 Sustainable Workplace Health Conference between this week. Lear… https://t.co/8iENSuB2gK
  • IOMworld Posted: 25 days ago
    Are there toxic levels of Formaldehyde in your air? Our experts can help you with monitoring exposure measurements… https://t.co/fpyESDPVRT
  • IOMworld Posted: 27 days ago
    IOM is delighted to be sponsoring the 2021 Asbestos Virtual Conference on 17 & 18 November. The event will be deali… https://t.co/BVzfwMlj0z
  • IOMworld Posted: one month ago
    Visit us at the OH2021 Sustainable Workplace Health Conference, 8th to 11th November 2021 at stand 12. Learn how IO… https://t.co/58adLmeftG
  • IOMworld Posted: one month ago
    Safeguard your welders from the dangers of working with welding fumes. IOM offers a fast & reliable service to help… https://t.co/nFqA7jQNrA