Professor and Director, European Centre for Environment and Human Health; Knowledge Spa, Royal Cornwall Hospital

University of Exeter Medical School

Speaking At:
The Changing Ocean and Impacts on Human Health
June 26, 2013 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: 145B
Topic: Oceans

Fleming Presentation

Professor Fleming is a board certified occupational and environmental health physician and epidemiologist with over 2 decades of experience and expertise in a wider range of environment and occupational exposures and human health. She is currently a Professor, Director of the European Centre of Environment and Human Health (, and Chair of Oceans, Epidemiology and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School (Truro, Cornwall, UK); and Professor Emerita in both the Miller School of Medicine and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Miami (Miami, FL USA) where she was Co Director of the NSF NIEHS Oceans and Human Health Centre.

As a physician and epidemiologist, Professor Fleming works in the areas of the Oceans and Human Health, and of Healthy/Sustainable Workplaces. With various interdisciplinary colleagues and groups, she has performed cutting edge research in the human health exposures and effects of harmful algal bloom toxins ( and microbial pollution (, and health disparities in the workplace (; she has also created outreach and educational materials concerning the human health effects of marine and freshwater natural toxins and occupational health issues as well as edited 2 textbooks and other articles on Oceans and Human Health.  With the UK Met Office, UK Public Health England and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she recently received funding from the UK Medical Research Council to link climate, weather and environmental data with human health and wellbeing data to create a new linkage resource to identify and intervene in high risk communities.

Prof Fleming is a Member of the European Science Foundation Marine Board Oceans and Human Health White Paper Group, the 2014 Gordon Research Conference and Graduate Research Seminar in Oceans and Human Health Organizing Committee, the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) Advisory Board, the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to the NIEHS Gulf Oil Study, and the University of Exeter Sustainability Task Group.