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Dr Helen Crabbe



Theme 1 - Epidemiological assessment of low level environmental exposures

Public Health England

Senior Epidemiological Scientist - Environmental Public Health Tracking, Centre for Radiation, Environmental and Chemical Hazards (CRCE), Public Health England

Helen currently conducts epidemiological analysis of environmental exposures including water contaminants, hazards in the environment (air pollution, lead exposure, climate change, natural hazards) as well as communicable and non-communicable diseases. She has experience of setting up, implementing and evaluating surveillance systems.  She has recently completed the Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP), the UK based programme allied to the ECDC European Programme in Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET). This was based in the PHE South East Centre- Thames Valley Health Protection Team, a joint post with the PHE Centre for Chemical, Radiation and Environmental Hazards (CRCE), where she undertook infectious disease outbreak investigations. She has a background in respiratory health, non-communicable diseases, environmental epidemiology, public health, environmental health, environmental science and management, GIS and data science.

Helen studied for a Master’s in Public Health (Health and Environment) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She joined PHE in 2011 and has worked on a variety of projects, e.g.  population exposure assessment of chemicals in private water supplies, decision support for environmental public health hazards, environmental public health tracking and surveillance, teaching and knowledge transfer, cross border chemical health threats, Health Impact Assessment of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, and previously air pollution epidemiology.