Researchers' Society

The Researchers' Society (RS) is run by students and early-career researchers of the MRC­ Centre for Environment & Health and aims to promote the welfare and career development of researchers across the  Centre and the CRTH and EEH HPRUs.

All PhD students, early-career researcher and technical staff whose Supervisor/Principal Investigator/Project is part of the HPRUs or MRC Centre are members of the Society.

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For more information, please read here: Researchers Society Constitution

Researchers' Society Commmitee

The organisation of the Researchers' Society is conducted by the Researchers' Society Committee. Membership of the Committee is open to all members who attend Committee meetings and show an active interest in the running of the society.

The Researchers' Society has a representative on the MRC Centre’s Executive Committee, as a full member, thereby ensuring that the needs of the students and early-career researchers can be presented to the key decision makers.

Co-chairs: Allison Gaines (PhD) and Joseph Levermore (Research Associate)

Committee members:

  • Public Engagement:  Alex Spiers (PhD student)
  • Social Sec: Hanbin Zhang (Research Associate)
  • Treasurer: Mike Hedges (PhD student)
  • Sustainability: Aina Roca Barcelo (PhD student)
  • Training: Melanie Egli (PhD student)
  • Webmaster: Emily Muller (PhD student)
  • General committee membership: Carl Desouza (Research Assistant); Annalisa Sheehan (PhD student); Stefan Gillott (PhD student); Diana Varaden (Research Associate), Brendan Bos (PhD student), Ola El Saleh (PhD student), Leonardo Zea Reyes (PhD student), Juan Rivillas-Garcia (PhD student)

Senior advisors:

  • Fred Piel – HPRU Academic Career Development Director
  • Eduardo Seleiro – HPRU Manager

Envirohealth Podcast

Have you ever wondered how scientists go about understanding environmental health? From measurement to mathematics, data to diagrams, publication to policy. Join the Envirohealth Podcast, brought to you by the Researchers' Society, as we sit down with researchers to explore the causes and effects that the environment can have on our health. To hear more about the Envirohealth Podcast, click here to visit our website here.

Episode Eight: The risk environmentally present chemicals pose to human and environment health with Dr. Leon Barron, Dr. Andrew Prentis, and Professor Guy Woodward



Episode Seven: The diabetes epidemic and the impact of lifestyle interventions with Professor Edward Gregg



Episode Six: Mathematical and statistical modelling of disease with Dr. Tim Lucas



Episode Five: The intersection of digital technologies and air quality communication with Andrew Grieve



Episode Four: Chemicals of emerging concern in the aquatic environment with Dr. Keng Tiong Ng



Episode Three: Knowledge co-production and our engagement as researchers with Dr. Camilla Audia



Episode Two: The impacts of air pollution on young people's health with Dr. Diana Varaden



Episode One: Air pollution and human health with Dr. Yiqun Han

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