Research Collaborations

World Health Organisation Accreditation

IOM has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre in the field of occupational health since the early 1990s. Being recognised in this way reinforces our commitment to this field of study. In recent years, our contribution to the work of WHO has been principally on the topics of asbestos in the workplace, the risks associated with engineered nanoparticles, and the health issues associated with the ageing workforce.

WHO Collaborating Centre 


Healthy-Polis Consortium

IOM co-ordinates the International Consortium for Urban Environmental Health & Sustainability (Healthy-Polis) which aims to reduce the health risks and impacts of climate change, weather extremes, air pollution and other forms of environmental contamination, and promote healthier and more sustainable lifestyles in urban areas.

Healthy-Polis facilitates international research collaboration, enhances scientific understanding and opportunities for environmental and public health training and capacity building, and engages with key stakeholders and the public.



International Network on Public Health and Environmental Tracking

IOM is involved in the International Network on Public Health and Environmental Tracking (INPHET) which aims to support the development, implementation and evaluation of national environmental public health tracking initiatives. INPHET aims to advance and enhance national environmental public health tracking capacity through support of systematic analyses of environmental and health data.

Further Research Collaborations

IOM has also strong collaborative links with scientists in the Respiratory Health group at Aberdeen University, the Nano-Safety group at Heriot-Watt University, the European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) at the University of Exeter Medical School, the University of Edinburgh, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Manchester, and the University of Birmingham; some of our key research staff have honorary posts with these organizations.

We also have excellent working relationships with many other researchers (e.g. through the Scottish Research Partnership for Air Pollution Health Effects – SHAPE) and organisations in the UK and internationally. We regularly work with international partners such as TNO in the Netherlands, VITO in Belgium, University of Thessaloniki (CERTH) in Greece, UPM University in Spain, NTU University in Singapore and others.

Information Resources

You can view our list of information resources here.