Prof Damien McElvenny

Principal Epidemiologist

Damien is an Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Central Lancashire, an Honorary Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. He has over 30 years' experience working in a variety roles relating to the statistical and epidemiological analysis of health data for the public and private sector. Damien is secretary of the UK/Ireland occupational and environmental epidemiology society (https://epidemiologysociety.org/) and secretary of the Management Committee of EPICOH (http://www.icoh-epicoh.org/). He is also the Science Communication Manager for the OMEGA-NET COST Action (http://omeganetcohorts.eu/).Damien is Co-Principal Investigator on the BRAIN (https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/research/centres-projects-groups/brain-study) and HEADING (https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/node/79341) studies that are assessing whether former elite and professional sportspersons are at increased risk of neurological disease as a result of playing their sport.
He has also recently led studies of rubber (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30269103), hardmetal (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28697060) and lead (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25872777) industry workers. He had additional led a project to review of the evidence for the impact of shift work on cancer (https://www.iosh.co.uk/News/Does-shift-work-cause-occupational-cancer.aspx).
In addition, Damien is currently involved in projects examining trauma and cancer, formaldehyde and respiratory cancer, chloroprene workers, titanium dioxide workers and workers occupationally exposed to styrene.

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QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BSc (Hons)
  • MSc
  • PhD
  • CStat
  • CSci

COMMITTEE AND SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Royal Statistical Society
  • International Epidemiology Association
  • International Commission on Occupational Health
  • Society for Social Medicine
  • UK/Ireland Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Work-related neurological diseases
  • Work-related cancer
  • Work-related mental health
  • Meta-analysis methods
  • Return to work after cancer
  • Migrant workers
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