Yvette Christopher-de Vries is a Research Scientist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine. Her formal training is in Environmental and Occupational Health (PhD), Environmental Sciences (MSc) and Public Health (MPH). She develops and applies exposure assessment methodology for epidemiological studies, health risk assessment, risk management and control intervention studies. This has included exposure assessment and risk management of nanomaterials, exposure modelling and burden of disease associated with asbestos; and investigating exposure routes, pathways and their inter-relation.
Her previous research has included pre-natal exposure to air pollution and birth weight; the role of inadvertent ingestion in human exposure to hazardous substances and investigating environmental public health risk to inform national policy. Her current research includes human exposure assessment of styrene to facilitate an assessment of its cancer risks and she is involved in the nanotechnology project Gov4Nano (H2020).