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Sara De Matteis

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

National Heart and Lung Institute (Imperial College London)

Sara is an Associate Professor in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Cagliari, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at NHLI, Imperial College London.

She is an occupational physician and epidemiologist with more than ten years’ experience in prevention, diagnosis, and management of occupational respiratory diseases.  Her main research interest is to apply innovative methods to study the interaction between occupational, environmental, and genetic causes of respiratory diseases.  She is currently working on the UK Biobank study, a population cohort of over half-million participants, for which she has developed OSCAR, a new online tool to automatically collect and code lifetime job-histories ( (see also our research webpage).

Sara gained her PhD in 2013 on a project on gene-environment interaction in lung cancer aetiology (National Cancer Institute, Washington DC). 

She is Chair of the UK Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Society, and a member of several international committees, such as the European Respiratory Society's (ERS) Environment and Health Committee.