Professor David Coggon

OBE, MA, PhD, DM, FRCP, FFOM, FFPH, F Med Sci David Coggan

Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

After studying mathematics and medical sciences at the University of Cambridge, David Coggon undertook his training in clinical medicine at the University of Oxford during 1973-76. He joined the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit in 1980 as a clinical scientist. In 1997 he became Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. His research is aimed at informing the management of risk in the workplace and in the general environment. This includes studies on the relation of musculo-skeletal disorders to physical activity, on the health effects of chemical pollutants, and on cultural and psychosocial influences on illness attributed to occupational and environmental exposures.


Committee Membership


  1. Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (DH/FSA)
    Member 2007-8, Chairman 2008-
  2. Food Standards Agency General Advisory Committee on Science
    Member 2008–
  3. Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme Management Committee (DH)
    Member 2007-08, Chairman 2008-
  4. HPA MRI Scoping Group
    Member 2009–10, Chairman 2010
  5. Operation TELIC Health Research Programme Review Board (MoD)
    Member 2003-10
  6. Expert Advisory Panel: National Focus for Chemical Incidents
    Member 2002–
  7. Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation (HPA, formerly NRPB)
    Member 2001-09
  8. Research Assessment Exercise 2008 Epidemiology sub panel
    Member 2007-08
  9. Advisory Committee on Pesticides (DEFRA)
    Member 1997-2000, Chairman 2000-05
    Member of Medical and Toxicology Panel 1988-2005, 2006, 2008
    Member of Subcommittee on Pesticides (previously the Scientific Subcommittee) 1988-96
    Member of Pesticides Safety Directorate Ownership Board 2000-01
    Member of Pesticides Forum 2000-05
  10. Depleted Uranium Oversight Board (MOD)
    Chairman 2001-07
  11. Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (DSS)
    Member 1988-2003
    Member of Research Working Group 1988-97
    Chairman of Research Working Group 1997-2000
    Chairman of Disability Assessment Working Group 1993-95
  12. Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (DETR)
    Member 1995-2002
  13. Committee on Toxicity Working Group on Organophosphates (DH)
    Member 1998-99
  14. Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (DH)
    Member 1999-2000
  15. Steering Committee for Small Area Health Statistics Unit (DH)
    Member 1993-2000
  16. Expert Advisory Panel of Health Advisory Group on Chemical Contamination Incidents (DH)
    Member 1993-2002


  1. Military Health Research Advisory Group Member 2001-
  2. College of Experts Member 2006–09
  3. Committee on Toxic Hazards in the Environment and the Workplace Member 1992-96
    Chairman of Working Group on the Assessment of Environmental Exposures 1993-94
  4. IACGEC Working Group on Global Environmental Change Data Management Policy MRC representative 1992-93
  5. Gulf War Illness Research Programme Steering Committee and Liaison Committee Member 1996-2000
  6. Steering committee for MRC Institute of Environment and Health Member 1996-98, Advisory Board Member 1997-2003
  7. Working Group on Personal Information in Medical Research Member 1999-2000


  1. Member, Plant Protection Products and their Residues Panel, European Food Safety Authority, 2006-09
  2. Adviser to WHO at workshop on environmental exposure assessment 1993
  3. Adviser to International Agency for Research on Cancer for monographs on industrial chemicals 1994, 1998, 2004, 2007
  4. Adviser to WHO at workshop on small area mortality statistics 1995
  5. Adviser to International Agency for Research on Cancer at meeting on biomarkers in cancer epidemiology 1996
  6. Member of International Advisory Board, Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health. 1996-
  7. Member of CEFIC Health Sciences Panel on endocrine modulators 1997-98
  8. Member of expert panel to oversee a review of styrene by the Harvard Centre for Risk Analysis 1999-2000
  9. Member of International Review Panel for Danish National Institute of Occupational Health 2000
  10. Expert Evaluator. Belgian Federal Research Programmes on Health-Work environment 2003-4
  11. Member, Management Group of EPICOH (epidemiology section of the International Commission on Occupational Health) 2006-09

David’s PA is Sue Curtis.




Related Publications: 127


Bonzini M;Bertu L;Conti M;D'Amato A;Veronesi G;Coggon DN;Ferrario MM; 0168 Somatising tendency, occupational strain and musculoskeletal symptoms: results from a longitudinal study among Italian nurses Occup Environ Med 2014; 71 Suppl 1: A21 -
Coggon D;Ntani G;Harris EC;Palmer KT; Upper airway cancer, myeloid leukemia, and other cancers in a cohort of british chemical workers exposed to formaldehyde American Journal of Epidemiology 2014; 179: 1301 - 1311
Coggon D;Ntani G;Harris C;Palmer K; Upper airways cancer, myeloid leukaemia and other cancers in chemical workers exposed to formaldehyde Occup Environ Med 2014; 71 Suppl 1: A3 - A4
Curti S;Coggon D;Baldasseroni A;Cooke RM;Fresina M;Campos EC;Semeraro F;Zanardi F;Farioli A;Violante FS;Mattioli S; Incidence rates of surgically treated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment among manual workers, non-manual workers and housewives in Tuscany, Italy Int Arch Occup Environ Health 2014; 87: 539 - 545
Farioli A;Mattioli S;Quaglieri A;Curti S;Violante FS;Coggon D; Musculoskeletal pain in Europe: the role of personal, occupational, and social risk factors Scand J Work Environ Health 2014; 40: 36 - 46
Fatmi Z;Coggon D;Kazi A;Naeem I;Kadir MM;Sathiakumar N; Solid fuel use is a major risk factor for acute coronary syndromes among rural women: a matched case control study Public Health 2014; 128: 77 - 82
Jones GT;Mertens K;Macfarlane GJ;Palmer KT;Coggon D;Walker-Bone K;Burton K;Heine PJ;McCabe C;McNamee P;McConnachie A; Maintained physical activity and physiotherapy in the management of distal upper limb pain - a protocol for a randomised controlled trial (the arm pain trial) BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014; 15: 71 -
Oha K;Animagi L;Paasuke M;Coggon D;Merisalu E; Individual and work-related risk factors for musculoskeletal pain: a cross-sectional study among Estonian computer users BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014; 15: 181 -
Palmer K;D'Angelo S;Clare HE;Linaker C;Coggon D; 0066 Problems of vision, hearing and balance and risks of workplace injury Occup Environ Med 2014; 71 Suppl 1: A7 -
Palmer KT;D'Angelo S;Syddall H;Griffin MJ;Cooper C;Coggon D; Dupuytren's contracture and occupational exposure to hand-transmitted vibration Occup Environ Med 2014; 71: 241 - 245
Palmer KT;D'Angelo S;Harris EC;Linaker C;Coggon D; Epilepsy, diabetes mellitus and accidental injury at work Occup Med (Lond) 2014; 64: 448 - 453
Palmer KT;D'Angelo S;Syddall H;Griffin MJ;Cooper C;Coggon D; 0068 Occupational exposure to hand-transmitted vibration and risk of Dupuytren's contracture Occup Environ Med 2014; 71 Suppl 1: A7 -
Walker-Bone K;D'Angelo S;Syddall HE;Palmer KT;Cooper C;Coggon D;Dennison EM; Exposure to heavy physical occupational activities during working life and bone mineral density at the hip at retirement age Occup Environ Med 2014; 71: 329 - 331


Coggon D;Ntani G;Palmer KT;Felli VE;Harari R;Barrero LH et al Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: is it the job, the person, or the culture? Pain 2013; 154: 856 - 863
Coggon D;Ntani G;Vargas-Prada S;Martinez JM;Serra C;Benavides FG;Palmer KT; International variation in absence from work attributed to musculoskeletal illness: findings from the CUPID study Occup Environ Med 2013; 70: 575 - 584
Coggon D;Ntani G;Palmer KT;Felli VE;Harari R;Barrero LH et al Patterns of multisite pain and associations with risk factors Pain 2013; 154: 1769 - 1777
Coggon D;Ntani G;Harris EC;Linaker C;Van der Star R;Cooper C;Palmer KT; Impact of carpal tunnel surgery according to pre-operative abnormality of sensory conduction in median nerve: a longitudinal study BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2013; 14: 241 -
Coggon D;Ntani G;Harris EC;Linaker C;Van der Star R;Cooper C;Palmer KT; Differences in risk factors for neurophysiologically confirmed carpal tunnel syndrome and illness with similar symptoms but normal median nerve function: a case-control study BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2013; 14: 240 -
Freimann T;Coggon D;Merisalu E;Animagi L;Paasuke M; Risk factors for musculoskeletal pain amongst nurses in Estonia: a cross-sectional study BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2013; 14: 334 -
Martin KR;Kuh D;Harris TB;Guralnik JM;Coggon D;Wills AK; Body mass index, occupational activity, and leisure-time physical activity: an exploration of risk factors and modifiers for knee osteoarthritis in the 1946 British birth cohort BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2013; 14: 219 -
Ntani G;Palmer KT;Linaker C;Harris EC;Van der Star R;Cooper C;Coggon D; Symptoms, signs and nerve conduction velocities in patients with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2013; 14: 242 -
Sadeghian F;Raei M;Ntani G;Coggon D; Predictors of incident and persistent neck/shoulder pain in Iranian workers: a cohort study PLoS One 2013; 8: e57544 -
Smedley J;Harris EC;Cox V;Ntani G;Coggon D; Evaluation of a case management service to reduce sickness absence Occup Med (Lond) 2013; 63: 89 - 95
Solidaki E;Chatzi L;Bitsios P;Coggon D;Palmer KT;Kogevinas M; Risk factors for new onset and persistence of multi-site musculoskeletal pain in a longitudinal study of workers in Crete Occup Environ Med 2013; 70: 29 - 34
Vargas-Prada S;Serra C;Martinez JM;Ntani G;Delclos GL;Palmer KT;Coggon D;Benavides FG; Psychological and culturally-influenced risk factors for the incidence and persistence of low back pain and associated disability in Spanish workers: findings from the CUPID study Occup Environ Med 2013; 70: 57 - 62
Vargas-Prada S;Martinez JM;Coggon D;Delclos G;Benavides FG;Serra C; Health beliefs, low mood, and somatizing tendency: contribution to incidence and persistence of musculoskeletal pain with and without reported disability Scand J Work Environ Health 2013; 39: 589 - 598


Carugno M;Pesatori AC;Ferrario MM;Ferrari AL;Silva FJ;Martins AC;Felli VE;Coggon D;Bonzini M; Physical and psychosocial risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in Brazilian and Italian nurses Cad Saude Publica 2012; 28: 1632 - 1642
Coggon D; Letter to the editor: electromagnetic hypersensitivity (letter) Int J Neurosci 2012; 122: 405 -
Coggon D;Ntani G;Palmer KT;Felli VE;Harari R;Barrero LH et al The CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability) Study: Methods of Data Collection and Characteristics of Study Sample PLoS One 2012; 7: e39820 -
Darnton A;Hodgson J;Benson P;Coggon D; Mortality from asbestosis and mesothelioma in Britain by birth cohort Occup Med (Lond) 2012; 62: 549 - 552
Palmer KT;Harris EC;Linaker C;Cooper C;Coggon D; Optimising case definitions of upper limb disorder for aetiological research and prevention: a review Occup Environ Med 2012; 69: 71 - 78
Palmer KT;Harris EC;Linaker C;Barker M;Lawrence W;Cooper C;Coggon D; Effectiveness of community- and workplace-based interventions to manage musculoskeletal-related sickness absence and job loss: a systematic review Rheumatology (Oxford) 2012; 51: 230 - 242
Palmer KT;Harris EC;Linaker C;Ntani G;Cooper C;Coggon D; Optimal case definitions of upper extremity disorder for use in the clinical treatment and referral of patients Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken ) 2012; 64: 573 - 580
Palmer KT;Griffin M;Ntani G;Shambrook J;McNee P;Sampson M;Harris EC;Coggon D; Professional driving and prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging: a case-control study Scand J Work Environ Health 2012; 38: 577 - 581
Walker-Bone K;Palmer KT;Reading I;Coggon D;Cooper C; Occupation and epicondylitis: a population-based study Rheumatology (Oxford) 2012; 51: 305 - 310
Warnakulasuriya SS;Peiris-John RJ;Coggon D;Ntani G;Sathiakumar N;Wickremasinghe AR; Musculoskeletal pain in four occupational populations in Sri Lanka Occup Med (Lond) 2012; 62: 269 - 272


Bonzini M;Palmer K;Coggon D;Carugno M;Cromi A;Ferrario M; Shift work and pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review with meta-analysis of currently available epidemiological studies BJOG 2011; 118: 1429 - 1437
Cattrell A;Harris EC;Palmer KT;Kim M;Aylward M;Coggon D; Regional trends in awards of incapacity benefit by cause Occup Med (Lond) 2011; 61: 148 - 151
Endean A;Palmer KT;Coggon D; Potential of magnetic resonance imaging findings to refine case definition for mechanical low back pain in epidemiological studies: a systematic review Spine (Phila Pa 1976 ) 2011; 36: 160 - 169
Heathcote K;Harris EC;Brewster V;Nevel MA;Coggon D; Skin disease in sheep farmers Occup Med (Lond) 2011; 61: 515 - 517
Linaker C;Harris EC;Cooper C;Coggon D;Palmer KT; The burden of sickness absence from musculoskeletal causes in Great Britain Occup Med (Lond) 2011; 61: 458 - 464
Matsudaira K;Palmer KT;Reading I;Hirai M;Yoshimura N;Coggon D; Prevalence and correlates of regional pain and associated disability in Japanese workers Occup Environ Med 2011; 68: 191 - 196
McElvenny DM;Hurley MA;Lenters V;Heederik D;Wilkinson S;Coggon D; Lung cancer mortality in a cohort of UK cotton workers: an extended follow-up Br J Cancer 2011; 105: 1054 - 1060
McNee P;Shambrook J;Harris EC;Kim M;Sampson M;Palmer KT;Coggon D; Predictors of long-term pain and disability in patients with low back pain investigated by magnetic resonance imaging: a longitudinal study BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2011; 12: 234 -
Shah A;Sachdev A;Coggon D;Hossain P; Geographic variations in microbial keratitis: an analysis of the peer-reviewed literature Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95: 762 - 767
Shambrook J;McNee P;Harris EC;Kim M;Sampson M;Palmer KT;Coggon D; Clinical presentation of low back pain and association with risk factors according to findings on magnetic resonance imaging Pain 2011; 152: 1659 - 1665
Zanardi F;Harris EC;Brown T;Rice S;Palmer KT;Coggon D; Mortality from diabetes and ischaemic heart disease in textile workers Occup Environ Med 2011; 68: 172 - 175


Coggon D;Harris EC;Brown T;Rice S;Palmer KT; Occupation and mortality related to alcohol, drugs and sexual habits Occup Med (Lond) 2010; 60: 348 - 353
Coggon D;Harris EC;Brown T;Rice S;Palmer KT; Work-related mortality in England and Wales, 1979-2000 Occup Environ Med 2010; 67: 816 - 822
Coggon D;Palmer KT; Assessing fitness for work and writing a 'fit note' British Medical Journal 2010; 341: c6305 -
Coggon D; Responding to change: the 1990s Occup Med (Lond) 2010; 60: 504 - 506
Ferrari AL;Baptista PC;Felli VE;Coggon D; Translation, adaptation and validation of the 'Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability (CUPID) Questionnaire' for use in Brazil Rev Lat Am Enfermagem 2010; 18: 1092 - 1098
Grimsmo-Powney H;Harris EC;Reading I;Coggon D; Occupational health needs of commercial fishermen in South West England Occup Med (Lond) 2010; 60: 49 - 53
Lenters V;Basinas I;Beane-Freeman L;Boffetta P;Checkoway H;Coggon D;Portengen L;Sim M;Wouters IM;Heederik D;Vermeulen R; Endotoxin exposure and lung cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature on agriculture and cotton textile workers Cancer Causes Control 2010; 21: 523 - 555
London L;Coggon D;Moretto A;Westerholm P;Wilks MF;Colosio C; The ethics of human volunteer studies involving experimental exposure to pesticides: unanswered dilemmas Environ Health 2010; 9: 50 -
Palmer KT;Kim M;Coggon D; Bypassing the selection rule in choosing controls for a case-control study Occup Environ Med 2010; 67: 872 - 877
Solidaki E;Chatzi L;Bitsios P;Markatzi I;Plana E;Castro F;Palmer K;Coggon D;Kogevinas M; Work-related and psychological determinants of multisite musculoskeletal pain Scand J Work Environ Health 2010; 36: 54 - 61


Black C;Adam A;Arulkumaran S;Bews S;Billington B;Coggon D et al The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges' statement on clinical research in the UK (letter) Lancet 2009; 373: 457 -
Bonzini M;Coggon D;Godfrey K;Inskip H;Crozier S;Palmer KT; Occupational physical activities, working hours and outcome of pregnancy: findings from the Southampton Women's Survey Occup Environ Med 2009; 66: 685 - 690
Coggon D; Epidemiological investigation of prognosis Scand J Work Environ Health 2009; 35: 282 - 283
Coggon D;Newman-Taylor AJ; Causation and attribution of disease in personal injury cases: A scientific perspective. Journal of Personal Injury Law 2009; 1: 12 - 19
Cushnaghan J;Bennett J;Reading I;Croft P;Byng P;Cox K;Dieppe P;Coggon D;Cooper C; Long-term outcome following total knee arthroplasty: a controlled longitudinal study Ann Rheum Dis 2009; 68: 642 - 647
Macfarlane GJ;Pallewatte N;Paudyal P;Blyth FM;Coggon D;Crombez G;Linton S;Leino-Arjas P;Silman AJ;Smeets RJ;van der WD; Evaluation of work-related psychosocial factors and regional musculoskeletal pain: results from a EULAR Task Force Ann Rheum Dis 2009; 68: 885 - 891
Palmer KT;Cullinan P;Rice S;Brown T;Coggon D; Mortality from infectious pneumonia in metal workers: a comparison with deaths from asthma in occupations exposed to respiratory sensitisers Thorax 2009; 64: 983 - 986


Madan I;Reading I;Palmer KT;Coggon D; Cultural differences in musculoskeletal symptoms and disability International Journal of Epidemiology 2008; 37: 1181 - 1189
Palmer KT;Reading I;Calnan M;Coggon D; How common is repetitive strain injury? Occup Environ Med 2008; 65: 331 - 335
Palmer KT;Reading I;Linaker C;Calnan M;Coggon D; Population-based cohort study of incident and persistent arm pain: Role of mental health, self-rated health and health beliefs Pain 2008; 136: 30 - 37
Palmer KT;Harris EC;Griffin MJ;Bennett J;Reading I;Sampson M;Coggon D; Case-control study of low-back pain referred for magnetic resonance imaging, with special focus on whole-body vibration Scand J Work Environ Health 2008; 34: 364 - 373
Palmer KT;Harris EC;Coggon D; Chronic health problems and risk of accidental injury in the workplace: a systematic literature review Occup Environ Med 2008; 65: 757 - 764
Palmer KT;Coggon D; Estimating the numbers of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (letter). Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2008; : -
Sellayah D;Sek K;Anthony FW;Watkins AJ;Osmond C;Fleming TP;Hanson MA;Cagampang FR; Appetite regulatory mechanisms and food intake in mice are sensitive to mismatch in diets between pregnancy and postnatal periods Brain Res 2008; 1237: 146 - 152


Bonzini M;Coggon D;Palmer KT; Risk of prematurity, low birthweight and pre-eclampsia in relation to working hours and physical activities: a systematic review Occup Environ Med 2007; 64: 228 - 243
Coggon D; The role of physical examination in the diagnosis of work-related upper limb musculoskeletal disorders Med Lav 2007; 98: 94 - 97
Cushnaghan J;Coggon D;Reading I;Croft P;Byng P;Cox K;Dieppe P;Cooper C; Long-term outcome following total hip arthroplasty: A controlled longitudinal study Arthritis Rheum 2007; 57: 1375 - 1380 [PUBMED]
Griffith LE;Hogg-Johnson S;Cole DC;Krause N;Hayden J;Burdorf A;Leclerc A;Coggon D;Bongers P;Walter SD;Shannon HS; Low-back pain definitions in occupational studies were categorized for a meta-analysis using Delphi consensus methods J Clin Epidemiol 2007; 60: 625 - 633
Leverton K;Cox V;Battershill J;Coggon D; Hospital admission for accidental pesticide poisoning among adults of working age in England, 1998-2003 Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2007; 45: 594 - 597
Palmer KT;Reading I;Calnan M;Linaker C;Coggon D; Does knee pain in the community behave like a regional pain syndrome? Prospective cohort study of incidence and persistence Ann Rheum Dis 2007; 66: 1190 - 1194 [PUBMED]
Palmer KT;Harris EC;Coggon D; Compensating occupationally related tenosynovitis and epicondylitis: a literature review Occup Med (Lond) 2007; 57: 67 - 74
Palmer KT;Harris EC;Coggon D; Carpal tunnel syndrome and its relation to occupation: a systematic literature review Occup Med (Lond) 2007; 57: 57 - 66
Reynolds RM;Godfrey KM;Barker M;Osmond C;Phillips DI; Stress responsiveness in adult life: influence of mother's diet in late pregnancy J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2007; 92: 2208 - 2210 [PUBMED]
Ryall C;Coggon D;Peveler R;Poole J;Palmer KT; A prospective cohort study of arm pain in primary care and physiotherapy--prognostic determinants Rheumatology (Oxford) 2007; 46: 508 - 515
Ryall C;Coggon D;Peveler R;Reading I;Palmer KT; Pain tolerance in patients presenting to primary care and physiotherapy services with upper limb disorders Occup Environ Med 2007; 64: 349 - 351 [PUBMED]
Smedley J;Poole J;Waclawski E;Stevens A;Harrison J;Watson J;Hayward A;Coggon D; Influenza immunisation: attitudes and beliefs of UK healthcare workers Occup Environ Med 2007; 64: 223 - 227 [PUBMED]
Solomon C;Poole J;Palmer KT;Peveler R;Coggon D; Neuropsychiatric symptoms in past users of sheep dip and other pesticides Occup Environ Med 2007; 64: 259 - 266 [PUBMED]
Solomon C;Poole J;Palmer KT;Coggon D; Health-related job loss: findings from a community-based survey Occup Environ Med 2007; 64: 144 - 149 [PUBMED]
Solomon C;Poole J;Palmer KT;Coggon D; Non-fatal occupational injuries in British agriculture Occup Environ Med 2007; 64: 150 - 154 [PUBMED]
Solomon C;Poole J;Palmer KT;Peveler R;Coggon D; Acute symptoms following work with pesticides Occup Med (Lond) 2007; 57: 505 - 511 [PUBMED]


Coggon D; Possible regulatory approaches to comparative risk assessment for pesticides Pest Manag Sci 2006; 62: 790 - 792
Coggon D; Commentary: complex disease--responding to the challenge International Journal of Epidemiology 2006; 35: 581 - 583
Coggon D; Health risks from mobile phone base stations Occup Environ Med 2006; 63: 298 - 299
Coggon D; Epidemiology in risk management for chemicals Med Lav 2006; 97: 190 - 194
Coggon D; Academic occupational medicine Occup Med (Lond) 2006; 56: 73 - 74
Palmer KT;McNeill-Love R;Poole JR;Coggon D;Frew AJ;Linaker CH;Shute JK; Inflammatory responses to the occupational inhalation of metal fume Eur Respir J 2006; 27: 366 - 373
Palmer KT;Calnan M;Wainwright D;O'neill C;Winterbottom A;Watkins C;Poole J;Coggon D; Upper limb pain in primary care: health beliefs, somatic distress, consulting and patient satisfaction Fam Pract 2006; 23: 609 - 617
Parrish RR;Thirlwall MF;Pickford C;Horstwood M;Gerdes A;Anderson J;Coggon D; Determination of 238u/235u, 236u/238u and uranium concentration in urine using sf-icp-ms and mc-icp-ms: an interlaboratory comparison Health Phys 2006; 90: 127 - 138
Ryall C;Coggon D;Peveler R;Reading I;Palmer KT; A case-control study of risk factors for arm pain presenting to primary care services Occup Med (Lond) 2006; 56: 137 - 143
Walker-Bone K;Reading I;Coggon D;Cooper C;Palmer KT; Risk factors for specific upper limb disorders as compared with non-specific upper limb pain: assessing the utility of a structured examination schedule Occup Med (Lond) 2006; 56: 243 - 250


Coggon D; Occupational medicine at a turning point Occup Environ Med 2005; 62: 281 - 283
Coggon D;Martyn C;Palmer KT;Evanoff B; Assessing case definitions in the absence of a diagnostic gold standard International Journal of Epidemiology 2005; 34: 949 - 952
Coggon D; Why I became an occupational physician .. Occup Med (Lond) 2005; 55: 585 -
Coggon D; Future developments in risk assessment for pesticides. Proceedings of the BCPC International Congress Crop Science and Technology 2005; 1: 23 - 30
Coggon DI;Martyn CN; Time and chance: the stochastic nature of disease causation Lancet 2005; 365: 1434 - 1437
Palmer KT;Milne P;Poole J;Cooper C;Coggon D; Employment characteristics and job loss in patients awaiting surgery on the hip or knee Occup Environ Med 2005; 62: 54 - 57
Palmer KT;Calnan M;Wainwright D;Poole J;O'neill C;Winterbottom A;Watkins C;Coggon D; Disabling musculoskeletal pain and its relation to somatization: a community-based postal survey Occup Med (Lond) 2005; 55: 612 - 617
Reading I;Walker-Bone K;Palmer KT;Cooper C;Coggon D; Utility of restricted neck movement as a diagnostic criterion in case definition for neck disorders Scand J Work Environ Health 2005; 31: 387 - 393
Smedley J;Inskip H;Buckle P;Cooper C;Coggon D; Epidemiological differences between back pain of sudden and gradual onset J Rheumatol 2005; 32: 528 - 532
Smedley J;Poole J;Waclawski E;Stevens A;Harrison J;Buckle P;Coggon D; Assessing investment in manual handling risk controls: a scoring system for use in observational studies Occup Environ Med 2005; 62: 63 - 65


Coggon D;Harris EC;Poole J;Palmer KT; Mortality of workers exposed to ethylene oxide: extended follow up of a British cohort Occup Environ Med 2004; 61: 358 - 362
Palmer KT;Poole J;Rawbone RG;Coggon D; Quantifying the advantages and disadvantages of pre-placement genetic screening Occup Environ Med 2004; 61: 448 - 453
Palmer KT;Griffin MJ;Syddall HE;Coggon D; Cigarette smoking, occupational exposure to noise, and self reported hearing difficulties Occup Environ Med 2004; 61: 340 - 344
Scheepers PT;Anzion R;Micka V;Poole J;Coggon D;Bos RP; Evaluation of the use of 1-nitropyrene, pyrene, and 1-hydroxypyrene as markers of diesel exhaust exposure in underground mining: results from the BIOMODEM STUDY Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds 2004; 2004: 24 - 405
Smedley J;Poole J;Waclawski E;Harrison J;Stevens A;Buckle P;Coggon D; Manual handling risk controls in hospitals (MARCH): a cross-sectional survey of UK hospitals Health Serv Manage Res 2004; 17: 121 - 131
Walker-Bone K;Reading I;Coggon D;Cooper C;Palmer KT; The anatomical pattern and determinants of pain in the neck and upper limbs: an epidemiologic stgudy Pain 2004; 109: 45 - 51
Walker-Bone K;Palmer KT;Reading I;Coggon D;Cooper C; Prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb in the general population Arthritis and Rheumatism 2004; 51: 642 - 651
Yoshimura N;Nishioka S;Kinoshita H;Hori N;Nishioka T;Ryujin M;Mantani Y;Miyake M;Coggon D;Cooper C; Risk factors for knee osteoarthritis in Japanese women: heavy weight, previous joint injuries, and occupational activities J Rheumatol 2004; 31: 157 - 162


Baker P;Reading I;Cooper C;Coggon D; Knee disorders in the general population and their relation to occupation Occup Environ Med 2003; 60: 794 - 797
Coggon D;Harris EC;Poole J;Palmer KT; Extended follow-up of a cohort of british chemical workers exposed to formaldehyde Journal of National Cancer Institute 2003; 95: 1608 - 1615
Coggon D; Does it help to know the work-relatedness of back pain in individual cases? Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health 2003; 29: -
Mitchell S;Reading I;Walker-Bone K;Palmer K;Cooper C;Coggon D; Pain tolerance in upper limb disorders: findings from a community survey Occup Environ Med 2003; 60: 217 - 221
Palmer KT;Poole J;Ayres JG;Mann J;Burge PS;Coggon D; Exposure to metal fume and infectious pneumonia American Journal of Epidemiology 2003; 157: 227 - 233
Palmer KT;Syddall H;Cooper C;Coggon D; Smoking and musculoskeletal disorders: findings from a British national survey Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2003; 62: 33 - 36
Palmer KT;Griffin MJ;Syddall HE;Pannett B;Cooper C;Coggon D; The relative importance of whole body vibration and occupational lifting as risk factors for low-back pain Occup Environ Med 2003; 60: 715 - 721
Reading I;Walker-Bone K;Palmer KT;Cooper C;Coggon D; Anatomic distribution of sensory symptoms in the hand and their relation to neck pain, psychosocial variables, and occupational activities American Journal of Epidemiology 2003; 157: 524 - 530
Smedley J;Inskip H;Trevelyan F;Buckle P;Cooper C;Coggon D; Risk factors for incident neck and shoulder pain in hospital nurses Occup Environ Med 2003; 60: 864 - 869
Smedley J;Trevelyan F;Inskip H;Buckle P;Cooper C;Coggon D; The impact of ergonomic intervention on back pain in nurses Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health 2003; 29: 117 - 123
Solomon C;Poole J;Jarup L;Palmer K;Coggon D; Cardio-respiratory morbidity and long-term exposure to particulate air pollution Int J Environ Health Res 2003; 13: 327 - 335
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