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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Environment and Health

Multidisciplinary Research Theme (MDT)

Environment and Health

The Environment & Health MDT has been developed as part of the research mission and strategy for the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD), which includes focused, multidisciplinary, and cross-cutting research themes onto which the research activities for FMD will be organised and invested in.

An innovative and holistic approach is necessary to enable effective management of the chronic diseases that affect the world’s population. Such complex diseases involve multi-factorial aetio-pathogenesis which is compounded by the burdens of life-style, societal (e.g. poverty) as well as environmental (e.g. pollution) factors, including an interplay with non-communicable diseases impacted by multi-morbidity and long-term conditions. Lifestyle factors (including smoking, obesity, and unhealthy diet) often augment the entity of disease manifestation and hamper the effectiveness of clinical management. Health inequalities also impact on the care and treatment of rare diseases, where there is significant variation in the availability of therapies, biomarkers and research activities around specific rare diseases. 

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Short Course

The Environment & Health MDT within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry have set up a short course focusing on the "Environmental Impacts on Health & Disease", running in Spring 2023. This is an online course suitable for professionals with a keen interest in the field of Environment & Health. Details on the course programme, timetable and registration can be viewed on our education pages.

Summer School

Applications for our Summer School are currently open. The summer school will focus on the Environmental Impacts on Health & Disease, and is held in person at Queen Mary. It is suitable for students who have a keen interest in the field of Environment & Health. For further information about eligibility requirements and registration, click below.

Environment & Health Pump Priming

To support the development of the Environment & Health theme, we are awarding funding between £250 and £5000 to support activities that are aligned to our theme in an ongoing call until 31 March 2023

About us

Learn more about the Environment & Health MDT Team

About Us


Learn about our research sub-themes and current workstreams

Research highlights

Get involved

Join our growing network of academics, researchers and professionals

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We hold regular events, workshops and seminars. View our events here


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For more information about the Environment & Health MDT, click the link below.

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