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Katherine Venables


Reader in Occupational Medicine

After junior medical posts in general and respiratory medicine, Dr Venables was a Clinical Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology at the National Heart and Lung Institute before moving to the University of Oxford. She has a longstanding interest in the epidemiology and prevention of occupational asthma.


Most recently, she ran an epidemiological research project on mortality and cancer incidence in c 40,000 military veterans in relation to chemical warfare agent trials at Porton Down, and an evaluative research project on occupational health provision for university staff.


Dr Venables chaired the organising committee for the 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, held in Oxford in September, 2011; has served on WHO, DH, HSE, NIOSH and other national and international advisory groups; and is the Chief Examiner for Research Methods for the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. She has edited "Current topics in occupational epidemiology (2013)".

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