Dr Rachel Smith


UK Health Security Agency

Dr Rachel Smith had led the multidisciplinary Nanoparticle Inhalation Research Group at the UK Health Security Agency’s Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards for the past decade. Key research interests are lung deposition, clearance, translocation and toxicity of inhaled nanoparticles and other air pollution components, including their impact on pre-existing health conditions. She provides advice to UK Government on Nano safety and is a member of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials.

EEH Themes:

Theme I Project 4: Assessing (nano) particle exposures from consumer products including those using advanced materials

Theme III Project 3: The role of AhR in Asthma

Theme III Project 5: Improved in vitro systems for evaluating and comparing inhalation toxicity of air pollutants including NO2 and PM2.5

Theme III Project 6: Use of improved in vitro systems to evaluate the mechanisms of toxicity and their relative significance

Theme IV Project 2: Microplastics and health


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