Dr Anna Hansell is Assistant Director of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU) at the national MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health based at Imperial College London. She also holds an honorary consultant contract with Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

Anna’s research interests are environmental noise and air pollution, respiratory disease epidemiology and use of small area data in geographical studies. She leads on national and international studies examining long-term health effects of environmental exposures and has oversight of the SAHSU databases containing over 300 million patient records.

Anna is a member of the independent scientific committee advising the UK government, the Committee on the Toxicity of chemicals in food, consumer products and the environment (COT), member of the Public Health England Environmental Hazards Programme Board.