Charlotte Grey

Charlotte Grey

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Charlotte joined Public Health Wales in 2016, and is a Public Health Researcher working in the Research and Evaluation Division of the Knowledge Directorate, with experience in mixed methods research and public health spanning a broad range of topic areas. 

She is currently involved in several diverse research projects that include Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the impact on future homelessness, understanding what individual and community resilience is and what works to build resilience in at-risk populations, the impact of challenges on the wellbeing of farming communities, and the impact of globalisation and employment on health. Her broader research background is focused around how the environment we live in affects our health. 

Prior to joining PHW, Charlotte worked at Cardiff University, the Health Protection Agency, and the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. Charlotte graduated from Imperial College London with a BSc (hons) in Biology, MSc in Environmental Technology with a focus on Health, and a PhD on investigating Household pesticides in the UK: use, risk perception and policy implications, in the ALSPAC cohort in Bristol.

Research interests: environment, life course, wider determinants, health inequalities, prevention, multidisciplinary, mixed methods, policy

Selected references:

1) Davies AR, Grey CNB, Homolova L, Fisher J, Burchett N, Kousoulis A. (2019). An action framework to support the mental health and well-being of farmers at times of uncertainty. In preparation. Cardiff: Public Health Wales NHS Trust and Mental Health Foundation.

2) Davies AR, Grey CNB, Homolova L, Bellis MA. (2019). Resilience: Understanding the interdependence between individuals and communities. Cardiff: Public Health Wales NHS Trust.

3) Grey CNB and Woodfine L. (2019). Voices of those with lived experiences of homelessness and adversity in Wales: informing prevention and response. Cardiff: Public Health Wales NHS Trust.

4) Davies AR, Homolova L, Grey C, and Bellis, M. (2018) Health and mass unemployment events—developing a framework for preparedness and response. Journal of Public Health. October.

5) Grey C and Woodfine L. (2018) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Housing Vulnerability –Report and Evaluation of ACE-informed Training for Housing. Cardiff: Public Health Wales NHS Trust.

6) Grey C. (2018) Making a Difference: Reducing health risks associated with road traffic air pollution in Wales. Cardiff: Public Health Wales NHS Trust.

7) Poortinga W, Rodgers S, Lyons R, Anderson P, Tweed C, Grey C, Jiang S, et al. (2018). The health impacts of energy performance investments in low-income areas: a mixed-methods approach. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library. Public Health Research.

8) Dyakova M, Hamelmann C, Bellis M, Besnier E, Grey C, Ashton K. et al. (2017). Investment for health and well-being: a review of the social return on investment from public health policies to support implementing the Sustainable Development Goals by building on Health 2020. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe. (Health Evidence Network (HEN) synthesis report 51.

9) Davies AR, Homolova L, Grey C, Bellis MA (2017). Mass Unemployment Events (MUEs) – Prevention and Response from a Public Health Perspective. Public Health Wales, Cardiff

10) Poortinga W, Jiang, Grey C, and Tweed C. (2017). Impacts of energy-efficiency investments on internal conditions in low-income household. Building Research & Information.

11) Grey, C. Schmeider-Gaite, T. Jiang, S. Nascimento, C. Poortinga, W. (2017) Cold Homes, Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency Improvements: a Longitudinal Focus Group Approach. Special issue on innovations in methods for researching Fuel Poverty and the consequences of living in cold homes.  Indoor and Built Environment.

12) Jiang S, Grey C, Poortinga W, Tweed C. (2015). Winter Indoor Air Temperature and Relative Humidity in Hard-To-Heat, Hard-To-Treat Houses in Wales: Results from a Household Monitoring Study. WSA Working Paper Series: 03-2015

13) Grey C, Jiang S, Poortinga W. (2015). Fuel Poverty, Thermal Comfort, and Health in Low-Income Areas in Wales: Results from the First Wave of Data Collection for the Arbed Health Impact Study. WSA Working Paper Series: 02-2015

14) Grey C, Jiang S, Poortinga W. (2015). Arbed recipient's views and experiences of living in hard-to-heat, hard-to-treat houses in Wales: results from three focus groups conducted in South Wales. WSA Working Paper Series: 01-2015

15) Aus C. (2008). A concept of susceptibility to environmental hazards- in: Essentials of Toxicology for Health Protection, a handbook for field professionals (first edition). Chemical Hazards and Poisons Division. Health Protection Agency.

16) Murray V, Mohan R, Aus C, Wilson J. (2006). Atmospheric Modelling and Monitoring. The Public Health Impact of the Buncefield Oil Depot Fire. Health Protection Agency. Available at:

17) Targa J, Kent A, Stewart R, Coleman P, Bower J (Netcen), Webster H, Taylor J (Met Office), MurrayV, Mohan R, Aus C (HPA). (May 2006). Department for environment food and rural affairs. Initial review of air quality aspects of the Buncefield Oil Depot Explosion. Available at:

18) Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (2005). Special Report on Crop Spraying and the Health of Residents and Bystanders. Crown Copyright.

19) Steer C, Grey C, and the ALSPAC Team (2006). Socio-demographic characteristics of UK families using pesticides and weed-killers. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology. 16(3):251-63

20) Grey C, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Golding J, and the ALSPAC Team. (2006). Use and storage of domestic pesticides in the UK. Science of the Total Environment. 369(2-3):465-70

21) Nieuwenhuijsen M, Grey C, Golding J, and the ALSPAC Team. (2005). Exposure misclassification of household pesticides and risk perception and behaviour. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 49(8):703-9

22) Grey C, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Golding J, and the ALSPAC Team. (2005).The use and disposal of household pesticides. Environmental Research. 97:109-115

23) Grant S, Patel N, Philip A, Grey C, Lucas R, Foster R, Bowmaker J, Jeffrey G. (2001). Rod photopigment deficits in albinos are specific to mammals and arise during retinal development. Visual Neuroscience 18:245-251