Epidemiology and environment

Many of our Witness Seminars have focused on, or considered, environmental factors or epidemiological studies relating to health and disease. Additionally, we have conducted interviews with several individuals involved with related work, principally arranged in five main groups associated with air pollutionepidemiologyglobal healthpublic health and waste management.

Air pollution


Global health

Public health

Waste management


Witness seminars

Research in General Practice

The MRC Common Cold Unit

Clinical Research in Britain, 1950-1980

British Contributions to Medical Research and Education in Africa after the Second World War

Childhood Asthma and Beyond

Population-based Research in South Wales: The MRC Pneumoconiosis Research Unit and the MRC Epidemiology Unit

Peptic Ulcer: Rise and Fall

Foot and Mouth Disease: The 1967 outbreak and its aftermath

Environmental Toxicology: The legacy of Silent Spring

The Rhesus Factor and Disease Prevention

Public Health in the 1980s and 1990s: Decline and Rise?

Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Disease in the UK, 1950-2000

History of the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

WHO Framework Convention On Tobacco Control

History of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), c.1980-2000

The Recent History of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

A History of Bovine TB c.1965–c.2000

The Development of Waste Management in the UK c.1960–c.2000

Air Pollution Research in Britain c.1955–c.2000