Dr Richard Atkinson is Reader in Epidemiology working in the field of environmental epidemiology in the Population Health Research Institute.
His research interests include the health effects of outdoor air pollution and aeroallergens, statistical methods in epidemiology, time series and cohort studies.
Dr Atkinson is currently working on time series and cohort studies on the health effects of short and long term exposure to air pollution and systematic reviews funded by the Department of Health. He is a member of the Government Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP).
Dr Atkinson has participated in a number of European collaborations studying air pollution and health, including the projects 'Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation', 'Air Pollution and Health: a European and North American Approach' and 'Air Pollution and Health: a European Information System'.
Dr Atkinson received his PhD in Epidemiology from London University in 2006 and has also completed the postgraduate certificate in Healthcare Education at St George’s.
Atkinson RW, Samoli E, Analitis A, Fuller GW, Green DC, Anderson HR, et al. Short-term associations between particle oxidative potential and daily mortality and hospital admissions in London. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2016;219(6):566-72.
Atkinson RW, Butland BK, Dimitroulopoulou C, Heal MR, Stedman JR, Carslaw N, et al. Long-term exposure to ambient ozone and mortality: a quantitative systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence from cohort studies. BMJ Open. 2016;6(2):e009493.
Atkinson RW, Analitis A, Samoli E, Fuller GW, Green DC, Mudway IS, et al. Short-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and daily mortality in London, UK. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2016;26(2):125-32.
Mills IC, Atkinson RW, Anderson HR, Maynard RL, Strachan DP. Distinguishing the associations between daily mortality and hospital admissions and nitrogen dioxide from those of particulate matter: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2016;6(7):e010751
Carey IM, Anderson HR, Atkinson RW, Beevers S, Cook DG, Dajnak D, et al. Traffic pollution and the incidence of cardiorespiratory outcomes in an adult cohort in London. Occup Environ Med. 2016: 73 (12):849-856.
Professor Frank Kelly, Kings College London, ‘TRAFFIC’ project. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/lsm/research/divisions/aes/research/ERG/research-projects/traffic/index.aspx
2016 Supporting the Committee for the Medical Effects of Air Pollution's work to quantify NO2 health impacts (AQ0842). Defra
2016 Mortality and morbidity effects of long-term exposure to low-level PM2.5, Black Carbon, NO2 and O3: an analysis of European cohorts. Lead PI: Bert Brunekreef, Health Effects Institute 4954-RFA14-3/16-5 01/05/2016-30/04/2019.
2016 Comparative evaluation of Spatio-Temporal Exposure Assessment Methods for estimating the health effects of air pollution (STEAM). Lead PI Klea Katsouyanni. MRC
2015 Time series analysis of incident stroke events using the South London Stroke Register. KCL
MBBS 5 Population Health and Evidence Based Medicine
HCS Year 2 Module Lead, Research Methods
Inga Mills, Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, Principal Supervisor
Monca Pirani, Kings College London,co-supervisor
Nuredin Mohammed, University of Birmingham, co-supervisor