The MRC Centre for Environment and Health undertakes the highest quality research in the fields of environment and health, to inform health policy and the understanding of key issues affecting our society. The Centre achieves this by bringing together the best researchers from all areas of public health, encouraging novel cross-disciplinary approaches, and by providing the highest quality training to new and existing researchers in these fields. The Centre is based upon the principles of openness, transparency, inclusivity and integrity in all its work, with the primary goal of improving national and international public health and protecting the future generations.

About us

The MRC Centre for Environment and Health brings together a number of leading groups conducting research on diverse fields of environment and health at Imperial College London and other partner research institutes in the UK. The Centre is generously funded by the Medical Research Council and has strong links with the National Institute for Health Research Health Protection Research Units (NIHR HPRU) in Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards and in Environmental Exposures and Health.

For more information on the Centre's structure, governance and membership see here.

Our Research

Research at the MRC Centre for Environment and Health focusses on the study of the health effects of ubiquitous environmental hazards of major public health and scientific importance, such as air pollution, noise pollution, non-ionising radiation and other agents.

The Centre’s research is grouped in five complementary themes, from research on Environmental Pollutants, Exposome and Healthy Cities, to Biostatistics and Cohort studies. The Centre’s activities also include leading programmes on Training and Policy Translation.

For more details on the Centre's research see here.


The Centre's training programme is critical to our overall mission, which includes being the leading European centre for training and career development in environment and health sciences. Our goal is to establish a high-quality training and career development programme for PhD and early-career postdoctoral researchers with a focus on quantitative sciences and on multi-disciplinary and transferable skills in environment and health research.

For more details on the Training Programme see here.

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  • Air Quotes film screening from the Sustainability Working Group at the MRC Centre for Environment and Health

    On Wednesday 11th October, the Sustainability Working Group at the MRC (Medical Research Council) Centre for Environment and Health along with WellHome and Breathe London from Imperial College London hosted a free community film screening of Air Quotes! Originally commissioned to extend a dialogue around net-zero climate policies that researchers in Imperial College London’s School of Public Health are modelling, Air Quotes cuts between a group of […]

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  • Imperial experts to study air pollution exposure inside 100 London homes

    A groundbreaking Imperial-led study is looking at indoor exposure to air pollution in more than 100 homes in West London. The WellHome study, led by Imperial College London’s world-leading Environmental Research Group, is a first-of-its-kind community-based study focusing on assessing air quality inside and outside of homes, as well as identifying various contaminants such as […]

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  • Real time PM2.5 composition data for London available to the public

    The Aerosol Science Team has released its PM dashboard, a web-based tool showing the chemical composition of PM2.5 in London’s air. Data collected from advanced equipment located at the team’s air quality supersites is updated every hour and disseminated live to the public. To visit the dashboard click here. PM2.5 comes from a wide range […]

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  • Health Protection Research Units and MRC support public and community involvement

    The NIHR-funded Health Protection Research Units (HPRUs) in Environmental Exposures and Health and Chemical and Radiation Threats and Hazards, together with the MRC Centre for Environment and Health, have announced the three winners of the Public and Community Involvement, Engagement & Participation (PCIEP) 2023 seed fund, who were awarded £1500 each: 1. Sean M Gettings […]

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