Dr Tony Fletcher


UK Health Security Agency

Dr Tony Fletcher works as an Environmental Epidemiologist in the Chemical and Environmental Effects Department, the UK Health Security Agency’s Centre for Radiation Chemical and Environmental Hazards. Tony joined the UK Health Security Agency in 2013, and has a part-time post there, with his epidemiology work split between the UK Health Security Agency and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) where has been since 1992. At LSHTM he is Associate Professor in the Public Health, Environments and Society Department.He has over 40 years’ work in occupational and environmental epidemiology and risk assessment, with experience of studies of risk factors for cancer, respiratory disease, endocrine disruptors and other adverse effects along with genetic and other mechanisms. His current research is mainly in the following four areas:

Surveillance – he is a member of the Environmental Health Tracking Team with a focus on arsenic in drinking water and health and water fluoridation.
Biomonitoring – participating in the the EU funded HBM4EU programme.
Perfluorinated substances (PFAS) research – carrying out epidemiological studies of potential health effects in the 3 largest highly-polluted communities: in Italy,  Sweden and the US.
COVID – participating in the national core study on COVID-19 and Transmission risks at work.

He co-led the theme on “Epidemiological assessment of low level environmental exposures”, in the previous HPRU on “Health Impact of Environmental Hazards” with Imperial and Kings.

He has held jobs in the past at IARC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, Birmingham University, the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Southampton and Aston University, where he did his PhD in Occupational Epidemiology. He was Adjunct Research Professor in Environmental Health in the School of Public Health, Boston University, Massachusetts, and past President of International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, serving during 2003-6.

EEH Themes:

Theme II Project 2: Air Pollution/impacts on the brain across the life course


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