The Research Team

Professor Mireille B. Toledano – Principal Investigator

Professor in Epidemiology, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London

Professor Mireille Toledano is an Investigator of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment & Health. She has substantial expertise in environmental exposure assessment and epidemiology and, specifically, in radio frequency-electromagentic field epidemiology. Her work includes national studies of childhood cancers in proximity to mobile phone base stations and adult cancers near overhead power lines. She has led, together with Professor Paul Elliott, the UK-arm of the international cohort study on mobile phone use and health (COSMOS study), which is following the health of 105,000 UK adult mobile phone users including various symptoms, cancer and neurodegenerative disease incidence and mortality. Her experience with other non-radio frequency large scale epidemiological cohort studies includes co-leading the Environment theme for the new LIFE birth cohort study of >100,000 births.

Dr Steven Shen

Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College

Research Associate
Steven joined the SCAMP team in February 2018. Steven co-ordinates the study on a day-to-day basis and works on the epidemiological aspects of the study.

Dr Rachel Smith

Mohn Research Fellow in Population Child Health

Rachel has a wealth of experience in epidemiological research and brings her expertise to all aspects of SCAMP. For Rachel, SCAMP offers an amazing opportunity to learn about how our environment influences teenagers’ brain development. Rachel loves outdoor activities and is also a qualified first aid instructor. Find out more about Rachel’s research. 


Dr Christine Manoharan

Project Manager

As SCAMP’s project manager, Christine ensures all our research is delivered on time as well as overseeing finance and contracts. Christine joined the project to work on the SCAMP Study app and is excited to see how app-based research may transform how we collect scientific data in the future. 

Rhiannon Thompson

Research Assistant

Rhiannon’s research focuses on how the environment affects teenagers’ mental health. Rhiannon hopes SCAMP research will help improve future adolescent mental health policy. Outside of work you can find Rhiannon hanging out with her two cats and doing headstands, sometimes at the same time! Find out more about Rhiannon’s research.

Jerry Bryan

Data Manager

Jerry manages the data collected by SCAMP researchers to ensure all the information given to us by participants is anonymised, kept up to date and held securely. Jerry applies the ethos that well managed data leads to high quality research to all his work. Jerry is an avid runner and has completed 17 marathons. 

Alex Spiers

PhD student, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Imperial College

Previously, Alex worked with young people as a Science teacher based in London secondary schools.

Rakhi Biswas Evans

Engagement and Communications Assistant

Rakhi works on communications for SCAMP, as well as planning and delivering research sessions in schools. Rakhi believes studies like SCAMP are important in helping us understand the growing role of digital technology in our lives. Rakhi is usually found reading, baking vegan treats or planning her next trip to the seaside. 

The Research Partners

Professor Michael Thomas

Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University, London, and Director of the Centre for Educational Neuroscience

Professor Michael Thomas is an expert in cognitive and language development, including research on children and teenagers across a range of cognitive domains. His work focuses on cognitive neuroscience of individual variability, with extensive use of standardised cognitive testing. He is Director of the Centre for Education Neuroscience, with a remit to build links between neuroscience and educational methods. He has secured research grants from the MRC, ESRC, and European Commission. His Developmental Neurocognition Lab was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2006.

Dr Iroise Dumontheil

Reader, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck University, London

Iroise is a reader in Cognitive Neuroscience at Birkbeck, University of London. The main focus of her research is the development and adult function of social and executive functions associated with the rostral prefrontal cortex. To investigate this, she combines different methods: behavioural assessments, genetics, and structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). 

Professor Martin Röösli

Head of Unit, Unit for Environmental Exposures and Health at Swiss , Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss TPH, Basel

Professor Martin Röösli is head of the Unit for Environmental Exposures and Health at Swiss TPH. He has conducted numerous epidemiological and exposure assessment studies on electromagnetic fields (EMF). He was Principal Investigator of the QUALIFEX cohort study, with focus on personal measurements and EMF exposure modelling, and is Principal Investigator of the HERMES cohort study on mobile phone use of adolescents. He initiated an international ad-hoc working group to develop protocols for personal radio frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure measurement studies.