The Institute of Environment, Health and Societies (IEHS) at Brunel University London is one of the university’s specialist research institutes, devoted to exploring the effects of contaminants on human and wildlife health. IEHS and its institutional forerunner, the Institute for Environment (IfE) are recognised internationally for research in environmental sciences. It has international links with pharmaceutical industries (e.g. AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Glaxo), water companies and government authorities. The Institute also focuses on translating research results into policy advice, and plays an active role in advising the European Commission, EFSA, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).
In recognition of these activities, the Institute won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize as a leading example of excellence not just in research, but also in the global impact of its work. The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is the highest accolade that can be conferred to a UK academic institution.
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Main tasks in the project
Brunel will lead the development of Adverse Outcome Pathways for multiple chemicals and molecular initiating events, with the aim of underpinning efforts to group chemicals likely to produce common adverse outcomes. Development and application of mixture risk assessment methods to estimate the health impact of combined exposures.