Charlotte Grey

Charlotte Grey

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Charlotte is a Senior Public Health Research Assistant in Public Health Wales, working in the Policy, Research and International Development Directorate, on International Health and R&D projects. Charlotte is currently involved in research projects on International Health, Mass Unemployment, and Housing.

With a wide interest in how the environment we live in affects our health, Charlotte has extensive experience in health and wellbeing in terms of environmental risk, epidemiology and exposure assessment, and housing and health. Charlotte has recently worked on a research project at Cardiff University to evaluate an energy efficiency housing intervention’s impact on fuel poverty, health and wellbeing. Previously, she has worked for the Health Protection Agency (now Public Health England) as a senior environmental epidemiologist/scientist on chemical and environmental hazards, where she was involved in the public health response to the Buncefield Oil Fire; in the Secretariat of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution on a special report on bystander exposure to pesticides; and in Defra working on air quality and pollution.

Charlotte graduated from Imperial College, London with a BSc in Biology, MSc in Environmental Technology with a focus on Health, and a PhD investigating Household pesticides in the UK: use, risk perception and policy implications, in the ALSPAC cohort in Bristol.

Selected references:

  1. 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. In preparation.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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:

  7. Targa J, Kent A, Stewart R, Coleman P, Bower J (Netcen), Webster H, Taylor J (Met Office), Murray V, 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:

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

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

  13. 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

  14. Grey, C. Jiang, S. Nascimento, C. Rodgers, S. Johnson, R. Lyons, R. Poortinga, W. (2017)The short-term health and psychosocial impacts of domestic energy efficiency investments in low-income areas: a controlled before and after study BMC Public Health 17:140