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Dr James Grellier

Dr James Grellier

Research Fellow

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I have a background in epidemiology, environmental health impact assessment, and environmental geochemistry/geology which provides me with an insight into many aspects of the causal chains that can be mapped out between environmental stressors and potential health impacts on human populations. As both an epidemiologist and health impact assessor I have also worked on occupational exposures.

Globally, I am interested in the application of evidence-based methods in decision-making as a means of improving human health, and have been fortunate to work on a number of large interdisciplinary projects developing methods, data and collaborative networks to this end.

At ECEHH I work exclusively on the Horizon 2020-funded BlueHealth project. My time is divided between carrying out research and being the project manager. In my research role, I am chiefly focused on analysing secondary data relating blue spaces and population-level health and wellbeing.

 

Qualifications

2011 PhD in Clinical Medicine Research (Public Health) - University of London / Imperial College
2000 MSc in Environmental Technology - University of London / Imperial College
1998 BSc in Geology with Environmental Applications - University of London / Imperial College

Research

Research interests

Over the past fifteen years I have worked in a number of research areas relating to the environment, occupation, and health. This work has included modelling of environmental processes, exposure assessment, epidemiological analysis, systematic review and meta-analysis, and health impact assessment based on epidemiological and secondary data.

I have an interest in the treatment of multiple types of uncertainty in exposure assessment, epidemiological modelling and quantitative health impact assessment.

I strongly believe that the results of publicly-funded research should be made available to the public and find engagement with the public a particularly rewarding part of my work.

 

Research projects

BlueHealth

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Grellier J, White MP, Albin M, Bell S, Elliott LR, Gascón M, Gualdi S, Mancini L, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Sarigiannis DA, et al (2017). BlueHealth: a study programme protocol for mapping and quantifying the potential benefits to public health and well-being from Europe's blue spaces. BMJ Open, 7(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Laurent O, Gomolka M, Haylock R, Blanchardon E, Giussani A, Atkinson W, Baatout S, Bingham D, Cardis E, Hall J, et al (2016). Concerted Uranium Research in Europe (CURE): toward a collaborative project integrating dosimetry, epidemiology and radiobiology to study the effects of occupational uranium exposure. J Radiat Prot, 36, 319-345. Abstract.
Thuróczy G, Gajšek P, Wiart J, Grellier J, Samaras T, Ravazzani P (2016). Electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure assessment in Europe – part I: Low frequency Fields (50 Hz – 10 MHz). Int J Environ Res Public Health, 13, 875-875. Abstract.
Mori na D, Grellier J, Carnicer A, Pernot E, Ryckx N, Cardis E (2016). InterCardioRisk: a novel online tool for estimating doses of ionising radiation to occupationally-exposed medical staff and their associated health risks. J Radiat Prot, 36, 561-578. Abstract.
Zhivin S, Guseva Canu I, Samson E, Laurent O, Grellier J, Collomb P, Zablotska LB, Laurier D (2016). Mortality (1968-2008) in a French cohort of uranium enrichment workers potentially exposed to rapidly soluble uranium compounds. Occup Environ Med, 73(3), 167-174. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bingham D, Bérard P, Birchall A, Bull R, Cardis E, Challeton de Vathaire C, Grellier J, Hurtgen C, Puncher M, Riddell A, et al (2016). Reconstruction of Internal Doses for the Alpha-Risk Case-Control Study of Lung Cancer and Leukaemia Among European Nuclear Workers. Radiat Prot Dosimetry, 1-10.
Gajšek P, Ravazzani P, Grellier J, Samaras T, Bakos J, Thuróczy G (2016). Review of Studies Concerning Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposure Assessment in Europe: Low Frequency Fields (50 Hz–100 kHz). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 875-875. Abstract.
Forns J, Dadvand P, Foraster M, Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Rivas I, López-Vicente M, Suades-Gonzalez E, Garcia-Esteban R, Esnaola M, Cirach M, et al (2016). Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Noise at School, and Behavioral Problems in Barcelona Schoolchildren: a Cross-Sectional Study. Environ Health Perspect, 124(4), 529-535. Abstract.  Author URL.
Grellier J, Rushton L, Briggs DJ, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ (2015). Assessing the human health impacts of exposure to disinfection by-products--a critical review of concepts and methods. Environ Int, 78, 61-81. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gajšek P, Ravazzani P, Wiart J, Grellier J, Samaras T, Thuróczy G (2015). Electromagnetic field exposure assessment in Europe radiofrequency fields (10 MHz-6 GHz). J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol, 25(1), 37-44. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Vegas O, Julvez J, Garcia-Esteban R, Rivera M, Lertxundi N, Guxens M, Fano E, Ferrer M, Grellier J, et al (2014). Association between child cortisol levels in saliva and neuropsychological development during the second year of life. Stress Health, 30(2), 142-148. Abstract.  Author URL.
Langer CE, Grellier J, Turner MC, Cardis E (2014). Mobile phones and cancer: next steps. Epidemiology, 25(4), 616-617. Author URL.
Grellier J, Ravazzani P, Cardis E (2014). Potential health impacts of residential exposures to extremely low frequency magnetic fields in Europe. Environ Int, 62, 55-63. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Esnaola M, López-Vicente M, Suades-González E, Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Julvez J, Grellier J, Sebastián-Gallés N, Sunyer J (2014). The n-back test and the attentional network task as measures of child neuropsychological development in epidemiological studies. Neuropsychology, 28(4), 519-529. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Dadvand P, Grellier J, Martinez D, Vrijheid M (2013). Environmental risk factors of pregnancy outcomes: a summary of recent meta-analyses of epidemiological studies. Environ Health, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Aranbarri A, Grellier J, Julvez J, Vrijheid M, Sunyer J (2012). A conceptual framework in the study of neuropsychological development in epidemiological studies. Neuroepidemiology, 38(4), 203-208. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Julvez J, García-Esteban R, Guxens M, Ferrer M, Grellier J, Vrijheid M, Sunyer J (2012). Maternal intelligence-mental health and child neuropsychological development at age 14 months. Gac Sanit, 26(5), 397-404. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Lertxundi N, Aranbarri A, Murcia M, Gascon M, Martinez D, Grellier J, Lertxundi A, Julvez J, Fano E, et al (2012). Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and neuropsychological development up to two years of life. Environ Int, 45, 72-77. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Torrent M, Garcia-Esteban R, Grellier J, Gascon M, Julvez J, Guxens M, Grimalt JO, Sunyer J (2012). Prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and child neuropsychological development in 4-year-olds: an analysis per congener and specific cognitive domain. Sci Total Environ, 432, 338-343. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Martinez D, Grellier J, Bennett J, Best N, Iszatt N, Vrijheid M, Toledano MB (2010). Chlorination disinfection by-products in drinking water and congenital anomalies: Review and meta-analyses. Ciencia e Saude Coletiva, 15(SUPPL. 2), 3109-3123. Abstract.
Grellier J, Bennett J, Patelarou E, Smith RB, Toledano MB, Rushton L, Briggs DJ, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ (2010). Exposure to disinfection by-products, fetal growth, and prematurity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Epidemiology, 21(3), 300-313. Abstract.  Author URL.
Smolders R, Schramm K-W, Stenius U, Grellier J, Kahn A, Trnovec T, Sram R, Schoeters G (2009). A review on the practical application of human biomonitoring in integrated environmental health impact assessment. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev, 12(2), 107-123. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Martinez D, Grellier J, Bennett J, Best N, Iszatt N, Vrijheid M, Toledano MB (2009). Chlorination disinfection by-products in drinking water and congenital anomalies: review and meta-analyses. Environ Health Perspect, 117(10), 1486-1493. Abstract.  Author URL.
Grellier J, Bennett J, Patelarou E, Smith R, Toledano M, Rushton L, Briggs D, Nieuwenhuijsen M (2009). Exposure to Disinfection By-Products and Adverse Birth Outcomes Related to Fetal Growth and Prematurity – a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Epidemiology, 20, S67-S67.
Grellier J, Gasparrini A, Meriläinen P, Villanueva C, Kuhn A, Fletcher T, Vartiainen T, Kogevinas M, Högberg J, Bernard A, et al (2009). Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment of Three Drinking Water Contaminants. Epidemiology, 20, S175-S175.
Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Grellier J, Smith R, Iszatt N, Bennett J, Best N, Toledano M (2009). The epidemiology and possible mechanisms of disinfection by-products in drinking water. Philos Trans a Math Phys Eng Sci, 367(1904), 4043-4076. Abstract.  Author URL.
Grellier J, Šoltésová K (2004). Healthcare Policy and Provision for Roma in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Roma Rights Quarterly, 19-37.
Ranft U, Miskovic P, Pesch B, Jakubis P, Fabianova E, Keegan T, Hergemöller A, Jakubis M, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Bencko V, et al (2003). Association between arsenic exposure from a coal-burning power plant and urinary arsenic concentrations in Prievidza District, Slovakia. Environmental Health Perspectives, 111(7), 889-894. Abstract.

Chapters

Badyda AJ, Grellier J, D cabrowiecki P (2016). Ambient PM2.5 Exposure and Mortality Due to Lung Cancer and Cardiopulmonary Diseases in Polish Cities. In  (Ed) Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Springer US, 1-9.

Conferences

Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Grellier J, Iszatt N, Martinez D, Rahman MB, Villanueva CM (2010). Literature review of meta-analyses and pooled analyses of disinfection by-products in drinking water and cancer and reproductive health outcomes.  Abstract.

Publications by year


2017

Grellier J, White MP, Albin M, Bell S, Elliott LR, Gascón M, Gualdi S, Mancini L, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Sarigiannis DA, et al (2017). BlueHealth: a study programme protocol for mapping and quantifying the potential benefits to public health and well-being from Europe's blue spaces. BMJ Open, 7(6). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Badyda AJ, Grellier J, D cabrowiecki P (2016). Ambient PM2.5 Exposure and Mortality Due to Lung Cancer and Cardiopulmonary Diseases in Polish Cities. In  (Ed) Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Springer US, 1-9.
Laurent O, Gomolka M, Haylock R, Blanchardon E, Giussani A, Atkinson W, Baatout S, Bingham D, Cardis E, Hall J, et al (2016). Concerted Uranium Research in Europe (CURE): toward a collaborative project integrating dosimetry, epidemiology and radiobiology to study the effects of occupational uranium exposure. J Radiat Prot, 36, 319-345. Abstract.
Thuróczy G, Gajšek P, Wiart J, Grellier J, Samaras T, Ravazzani P (2016). Electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure assessment in Europe – part I: Low frequency Fields (50 Hz – 10 MHz). Int J Environ Res Public Health, 13, 875-875. Abstract.
Mori na D, Grellier J, Carnicer A, Pernot E, Ryckx N, Cardis E (2016). InterCardioRisk: a novel online tool for estimating doses of ionising radiation to occupationally-exposed medical staff and their associated health risks. J Radiat Prot, 36, 561-578. Abstract.
Zhivin S, Guseva Canu I, Samson E, Laurent O, Grellier J, Collomb P, Zablotska LB, Laurier D (2016). Mortality (1968-2008) in a French cohort of uranium enrichment workers potentially exposed to rapidly soluble uranium compounds. Occup Environ Med, 73(3), 167-174. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bingham D, Bérard P, Birchall A, Bull R, Cardis E, Challeton de Vathaire C, Grellier J, Hurtgen C, Puncher M, Riddell A, et al (2016). Reconstruction of Internal Doses for the Alpha-Risk Case-Control Study of Lung Cancer and Leukaemia Among European Nuclear Workers. Radiat Prot Dosimetry, 1-10.
Gajšek P, Ravazzani P, Grellier J, Samaras T, Bakos J, Thuróczy G (2016). Review of Studies Concerning Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposure Assessment in Europe: Low Frequency Fields (50 Hz–100 kHz). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 875-875. Abstract.
Forns J, Dadvand P, Foraster M, Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Rivas I, López-Vicente M, Suades-Gonzalez E, Garcia-Esteban R, Esnaola M, Cirach M, et al (2016). Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Noise at School, and Behavioral Problems in Barcelona Schoolchildren: a Cross-Sectional Study. Environ Health Perspect, 124(4), 529-535. Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Grellier J, Rushton L, Briggs DJ, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ (2015). Assessing the human health impacts of exposure to disinfection by-products--a critical review of concepts and methods. Environ Int, 78, 61-81. Abstract.  Author URL.
Gajšek P, Ravazzani P, Wiart J, Grellier J, Samaras T, Thuróczy G (2015). Electromagnetic field exposure assessment in Europe radiofrequency fields (10 MHz-6 GHz). J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol, 25(1), 37-44. Abstract.  Author URL.

2014

Forns J, Vegas O, Julvez J, Garcia-Esteban R, Rivera M, Lertxundi N, Guxens M, Fano E, Ferrer M, Grellier J, et al (2014). Association between child cortisol levels in saliva and neuropsychological development during the second year of life. Stress Health, 30(2), 142-148. Abstract.  Author URL.
Langer CE, Grellier J, Turner MC, Cardis E (2014). Mobile phones and cancer: next steps. Epidemiology, 25(4), 616-617. Author URL.
Grellier J, Ravazzani P, Cardis E (2014). Potential health impacts of residential exposures to extremely low frequency magnetic fields in Europe. Environ Int, 62, 55-63. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Esnaola M, López-Vicente M, Suades-González E, Alvarez-Pedrerol M, Julvez J, Grellier J, Sebastián-Gallés N, Sunyer J (2014). The n-back test and the attentional network task as measures of child neuropsychological development in epidemiological studies. Neuropsychology, 28(4), 519-529. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Dadvand P, Grellier J, Martinez D, Vrijheid M (2013). Environmental risk factors of pregnancy outcomes: a summary of recent meta-analyses of epidemiological studies. Environ Health, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.

2012

Forns J, Aranbarri A, Grellier J, Julvez J, Vrijheid M, Sunyer J (2012). A conceptual framework in the study of neuropsychological development in epidemiological studies. Neuroepidemiology, 38(4), 203-208. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Julvez J, García-Esteban R, Guxens M, Ferrer M, Grellier J, Vrijheid M, Sunyer J (2012). Maternal intelligence-mental health and child neuropsychological development at age 14 months. Gac Sanit, 26(5), 397-404. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Lertxundi N, Aranbarri A, Murcia M, Gascon M, Martinez D, Grellier J, Lertxundi A, Julvez J, Fano E, et al (2012). Prenatal exposure to organochlorine compounds and neuropsychological development up to two years of life. Environ Int, 45, 72-77. Abstract.  Author URL.
Forns J, Torrent M, Garcia-Esteban R, Grellier J, Gascon M, Julvez J, Guxens M, Grimalt JO, Sunyer J (2012). Prenatal exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and child neuropsychological development in 4-year-olds: an analysis per congener and specific cognitive domain. Sci Total Environ, 432, 338-343. Abstract.  Author URL.

2010

Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Martinez D, Grellier J, Bennett J, Best N, Iszatt N, Vrijheid M, Toledano MB (2010). Chlorination disinfection by-products in drinking water and congenital anomalies: Review and meta-analyses. Ciencia e Saude Coletiva, 15(SUPPL. 2), 3109-3123. Abstract.
Grellier J, Bennett J, Patelarou E, Smith RB, Toledano MB, Rushton L, Briggs DJ, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ (2010). Exposure to disinfection by-products, fetal growth, and prematurity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Epidemiology, 21(3), 300-313. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Grellier J, Iszatt N, Martinez D, Rahman MB, Villanueva CM (2010). Literature review of meta-analyses and pooled analyses of disinfection by-products in drinking water and cancer and reproductive health outcomes.  Abstract.

2009

Smolders R, Schramm K-W, Stenius U, Grellier J, Kahn A, Trnovec T, Sram R, Schoeters G (2009). A review on the practical application of human biomonitoring in integrated environmental health impact assessment. J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev, 12(2), 107-123. Abstract.  Author URL.
Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Martinez D, Grellier J, Bennett J, Best N, Iszatt N, Vrijheid M, Toledano MB (2009). Chlorination disinfection by-products in drinking water and congenital anomalies: review and meta-analyses. Environ Health Perspect, 117(10), 1486-1493. Abstract.  Author URL.
Grellier J, Bennett J, Patelarou E, Smith R, Toledano M, Rushton L, Briggs D, Nieuwenhuijsen M (2009). Exposure to Disinfection By-Products and Adverse Birth Outcomes Related to Fetal Growth and Prematurity – a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Epidemiology, 20, S67-S67.
Grellier J, Gasparrini A, Meriläinen P, Villanueva C, Kuhn A, Fletcher T, Vartiainen T, Kogevinas M, Högberg J, Bernard A, et al (2009). Integrated Environmental Health Impact Assessment of Three Drinking Water Contaminants. Epidemiology, 20, S175-S175.
Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Grellier J, Smith R, Iszatt N, Bennett J, Best N, Toledano M (2009). The epidemiology and possible mechanisms of disinfection by-products in drinking water. Philos Trans a Math Phys Eng Sci, 367(1904), 4043-4076. Abstract.  Author URL.

2004

Grellier J, Šoltésová K (2004). Healthcare Policy and Provision for Roma in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Roma Rights Quarterly, 19-37.

2003

Ranft U, Miskovic P, Pesch B, Jakubis P, Fabianova E, Keegan T, Hergemöller A, Jakubis M, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Bencko V, et al (2003). Association between arsenic exposure from a coal-burning power plant and urinary arsenic concentrations in Prievidza District, Slovakia. Environmental Health Perspectives, 111(7), 889-894. Abstract.

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