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The Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (IOEM) is a World Health Organisation Collaboration Centre in Occupational Health and has links with scientists in many countries, including Norway, Finland, United States, Taiwan, China, Chile and Brazil.
The IOEM conducts research and teaching programmes in occupational and environmental medicine, including occupational epidemiology, ergonomics, toxicology, hygiene, and other related disciplines. The main focus of activity is related to the assessment and management of risks arising from work activities.
We have a history of welcoming both home and international students and many alumni maintain contact with the Institute, allowing us to continually build working relationships at a national and international level. Research is divided into two overlapping and complementary areas:
* Environment-oriented areas, which follow the tradition of preventive medicine with a focus on causal determinants
* Outcome-oriented areas, which are based on clinical medicine and epidemiology
Doctoral and masters students are encouraged to seek the support and advice of senior staff for their studies and research career.
Type of Course: Doctoral research
Duration: PhD: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MPhil: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start date: Research degrees may start at any time of the year, though for most this will be September 2012
Research interests of staff
* Outdoor air pollution; indoor air pollution; environmental burden and pathways; occupational lung disease. Professor John Ayres
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6023
Dr Hubert Lam
Tel: +44 (0)121 4148117
* Occupational exposure assessment; methods for evaluating exposure to workplace hazards and effectiveness of control measures; risk assessment methodology for human health integrating exposures from occupational and environmental sources; use of bio-engineering techniques in occupational setting for assessing effectiveness of dermal protection methods; European risk assessment methods for metals. Dr Steven Sadhra
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6008
* Occupational epidemiology: cohort, case-control, cross-sectional and nested case-control study designs; role of causal effects, bias, confounding and chance in epidemiological findings; measure of effect and causal inference; the identification and quantification of occupational cancer hazards. Professor Tom Sorahan
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3644
- PhD: 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject or 2:2 (Hons) plus a Masters degree (with merit/distinction)
- MSc by research: 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject)
English language requirements
* IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band
* TOEFL 600 Paper-based test /250 Computer-based test
|CAE score:||80 (Grade A)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||600|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||250|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||95|
Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. To discover whether you are eligible for any award across the University, and to start your funding application, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database, which can be found here:
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