Dr. Lesly Rushton

Emeritus Reader in Occupational Epidemiology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Lesley Rushton is an epidemiologist/statistician with extensive research experience into occupational and environmental causes of ill health. She has specialised in health studies in various industries, including benzene exposure in the petrochemical industry, lung cancer and silicosis in the silica sand industry and dermatitis in the printing industry. She led the major study estimating the current and future burden of cancer due to occupation in Britain; methods have been extended in many countries including the EU and Canada and have informed risk reduction strategies. She collaborated in team designing and applying an occupational module for UK Biobank to evaluate occupational causes of COPD. Methodological research includes systematic review and meta-analysis in the areas of risk assessment and cross-design synthesis.

She has been a member of several UK government committees and is currently the Chair of the UK Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and member of the UK Committee on Carcinogenicity.

SYM13 - New thinking about the prevention of occupational cancer    
Lead: Canada; Organizer: OCRC

The burden of occupational cancer continues to grow, despite the fact exposures responsible for occupational cancer are well known and solutions are available to control these exposures. This session will focus on innovative approaches to applying these solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all. 

Join the Conversation Café following the session to continue the discussion with speakers and ask questions.

Paul Demers, Canada  

Eduardo Algranti, Brazil 
Emilie Counil, France 
Hugh Davies, Canada  
Lesley Rushton, United Kingdom

Live - 21/09/2021 - 13:45 EDT - 15:15 EDT
Rerun - 21/09/2021 - 23:45 EDT - 22/09/2021 - 01:15 EDT