Medicine

David Coggon

OBE, MA, PhD, DM, FRCP, FFOM, FFPH, FMedSci

Primary position:
Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Background

The University of Southampton

David Coggon is Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton. He graduated in mathematics and medicine from Cambridge and Oxford Universities, and after hospital jobs in internal medicine, he joined the MRC as an epidemiologist in 1980. His main research interests are the relation of work to musculo-skeletal disorders, the risks from chemical hazards in the workplace, and cultural and psychological determinants of illness attributed to occupational hazards.

He has also had a major role in the translation of research into policy. He currently chairs the Committee on Toxicity (FSA/HPA) and is a member of FSA’s General Advisory Committee on Science. In the past, he chaired the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (DEFRA), the Depleted Uranium Oversight Board (MOD) and the Mobile Telecommunications Health Research Programme Management Committee (DH), and was a member of the Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (HPA), the Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues at the European Food Safety Authority, the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (DSS), the Stewart Committee on mobile phones (DH), and the Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (DoE). He was a founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998, and was awarded an OBE in 2002 for services to the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.

He is an honorary Consultant Occupational Physician at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, and from 2008-11 was President of the UK Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

Qualifications

BA, Mathematics and Medical Sciences, University of Cambridge (1972)
MA, Mathematics and Medical Sciences, University of Cambridge (1976)
BM BCh, Medicine, University of Oxford (1976)
MRCP (UK), Royal Colleges of Physicians (1978)
PhD, Medicine, University of Southampton (1984)
AFOM, Faculty of Occupational Medicine (1985)
MFOM, Faculty of occupational Medicine (1987)
FRCP, Royal College of Physicians of London (1992)
DM, Medicine, University of Oxford (1993)
FFOM, Faculty of Occupational Medicine (1993)
FFPH, Faculty of Public health (2005)

Appointments held

House Physician, Professorial Medical Unit, Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton, 1976

House Surgeon to Mr. L.J. Lawson, North Staffs Royal Infirmary,
Stoke-on-Trent, 1976-77

SHO in Medicine, City Hospital, Nottingham, 1977-78

Registrar in Medicine, City Hospital, Nottingham, 1978-80

Clinical Scientist, MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, 1980-97

Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit (previously known as MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit and then MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre), University of Southampton, 1997–present

Honorary Consultant Occupational Physician, Southampton University Hospitals Trust (previously Southampton Health Authority), 1987–present

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Curti, S., Coggon, D., Baldasseroni , A., Cooke, R.M., Fresina, M., Campos, E.C., Semeraro, F., Zanardi, F., Farioli, A., Violante, F.S. and Mattioli, S. (2014) Incidence rates of surgically treated rhegmatogenous retinal detachment among manual workers, non-manual workers and housewives in Tuscany, Italy. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 87, (5), 539-545. (doi:10.1007/s00420-013-0894-5). (PMID:23893253).
Coggon, David, Ntani, Georgia , Harris, E. Clare and Palmer, Keith T. (2014) Upper airway cancer, myeloid leukemia, and other cancers in a cohort of British chemical workers. American Journal of Epidemiology, 179, (11), 1301-1311. (doi:10.1093/aje/kwu049). (PMID:24714728).
Oha, K., Animagi, L., Passuke, M., Coggon, D. and Merisalu, E. (2014) Individual and work-related risk factors for musculoskeletal pain: a cross-sectional study among Estonian computer users. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15, (181), 1-5. (doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-181). (PMID:24884911).
Palmer, K.T., D'Angelo, Stefania, Harris, E.C., Linaker, C. and Coggon, D. (2014) The role of mental health problems and common psychotropic drug treatments in accidental injury at work: a case-control study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 308-312. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2013-101948). (PMID:24627304).
Palmer, Keith T., D'Angelo, Stefania, Syddall, Holly E., Griffin, Michael J., Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, David (2014) Dupuytren's contracture and occupational exposure to hand-transmitted vibration. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 71, (4), 241-245. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2013-101981). (PMID:24449599).
Walker-Bone, K., D'Angelo, S., Syddall, H.E., Palmer, K.T., Cooper, C., Coggon, D. and Dennison, E.M. (2014) Exposure to heavy physical occupational activities during working life and bone mineral density at the hip at retirement age. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 71, (5), 329-331. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2013-101967). (PMID: 24619156 ).
Jones, G.T., Mertens, K., Macfarlane, G.J., Palmer, K.T., Coggon, D., Walker-Bone, K., Burton, K., Heine, P.J., McCabe, C., McNamee, P. and McConnachie, A. (2014) 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 Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15, 71-[9pp]. (doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-71). (PMID:24612447 ).
Farioli, A., Mattioli, S., Quaglieri, A., Curti, S., Violante, F.S. and Coggon, D. (2014) Musculoskeletal pain in Europe: the role of personal, occupational, and social risk factors. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health, 40, (1), 36-46. (doi:10.5271/sjweh.3381.). (PMID:24009006).
Fatmi, Z., Coggon, D., Kazi, A., Naeem, I., Kadir, M.M. and Sathiakumar, N. (2014) Solid fuel use is a major risk factor for acute coronary syndromes among rural women: a matched case control study. Public Health, 128, (1), 77-82. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2013.09.005). (PMID:24342134).
Freimann, T., Coggon, D., Merisalu, E., Animagi, L. and Paasuke, M. (2013) Risk factors for musculoskeletal pain amongst nurses in Estonia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14, (334), 1-7. (doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-334). (PMID:24289649).
Vargas-Prada, S., Martinez, J.M., Coggon, D., Delclos, G., Benavides, F.G. and Serra, C. (2013) Health beliefs, low mood, and somatizing tendency: contribution to incidence and persistence of musculoskeletal pain with and without reported disability. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health, 39, (6), 589-598. (doi:10.5271/sjweh.3377). (PMID:23955508).
Coggon, David, Ntani, Georgia, Palmer, Keith T., Felli, Vanda E., Herari, Raul, Barrero, Lope H., Felknor, Sarah A., Gimeno, David, Cattrell, Anna, Vargas-Prada, Sergio, Bonzini, Matteo, Solidaki, Eleni, Merisalu, Eda, Habib, Rima R., Sadeghianm, Farideh, Kadir, M. Masood, Warnakulasuriya, Sudath S.P., Matsudaira, Ko, Nyantumbu, Busisiwe, Sim, Malcolm R., Harcombe, Helen, Cox, Ken, Marziale, Maria H., Sarquis, Leila M., Harari, Leila M., Freire, Rocio, Harari, Natalia, Monroy, Magda V., Qintana, Leonardo A., Rojas, Marianela, Salazar Vega, Eduardo J., Harris, Clare E, Serra, Consol, Martinez, Miguel, Delclos, George, Benavides, Fernando G., Carugno, Michele, Ferrario, Marco M., Pesatori, Angela C., Chatzi, Leda, Bitsios, Panos, Kogevinas, Manolis, Oha, Kristel, Sirk, Tuuli, Sadeghian, Ali, Peiris-John, Roshini, Sathiakumar, Nalini, Wickremasinghe, A. Rajitha, Yoshimura, Noriko, Kelsall, Helen L., Hoe, Victor C.W., Urquhart, Donna M., Derrett, Sarah, McBride, David, Herbison, Peter and Gray, Andrew (2013) Patterns of multi-site pain and associations with risk factors. Pain, 154, (9), 1769-17777. (doi:10.1016/j.pain.2013.05.039). (PMID:23727463).
Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Harris, E.C., Linaker, C., van der Star, R., Cooper, C. and Palmer, K.T. (2013) Impact of carpal tunnel surgery according to pre-operative abnormality of sensory conduction in median nerve: a longitudinal study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14, 241. (doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-241). (PMID:23947746).
Ntani, G., Palmer, K.T., Linaker, C., Harris, E.C., Van der Star, R., Cooper , Cyrus and Coggon, D. (2013) Symptoms, signs and nerve conduction velocities in patients with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14, (1), 242. (doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-242). (PMID:23947775).
Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Harris, E.C., Linaker, C., Van der Star, R., Cooper, C. and Palmer, K.T. (2013) 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 Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14, 240. (doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-240). (PMID:23947720).
Martin , K.R., Kuh, D., Harris, T.B., Guralnik, J.M., Coggon, D. and Wills, A.K. (2013) 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 Musculoskeletal Disorders, 14, 219. (doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-219). (PMID:23883324).
Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K.T., Felli, V.E., Harari, R., Barrero, L.H., Felknor, S.A., Gimeno, D., Cattrell, A., Serra, C., Bonzini, M., Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R.R., Sadeghian, F., Masood, K.M., Warnakulasuriya, S.S., Matsudaira, Ko, Nyantumbu, B., Sim, M.R., Harcombe, H., Cox, K., Marziale, M.H., Sarquis, L.M., Harari, F., Freire, R., Harari, N., Monroy, M.V., Quintana, L.A., Rojas, M., Salazar Vega, E.J., Harris, E.C., Vargas-Prada, S., Martinez, J.M., Delclos, G., Benavides, F.G., Carugno, M., Ferrario, M.M., Pesatori, A.C., Charzi, L., Bitsios, P., Kogevinas, M., Oha, K., Sirk, T., Sadeghian, A., Peiris-John, R.J., Sathiakumar, N., Wickremasinge, A.R., Yoshimura, N., Kelsall, H.L., Hoe, V.C., Urquhart, D.M., Derrett, S., McBride, D., Herbison, P. and Gray, A. (2013) Disabiling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: is it the job, the person, or the culture? Pain, 154, (6), 856-862. (doi:10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.008). (PMID:23688828).
Coggon, David, Ntani, Georgia and Palmer, K.T. et al. (2013) Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: is it the job, the person or the culture? Pain, 154, (6), 856-863. (doi:10.1016/j.pain.2013.02.008). (PMID:23688828).
Coggon, David, Ntani, G., Vergas-Prada, S., Martinez, J.M., Serra, C., Benavides, F.G., Palmer, K.T. and members of CUPID Collaboration (2013) International variation in musculoskeletal sickness absence: findings from the CUPID study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 70, 575-584. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2012-101316). (PMID:23695413).
Smedley, J., Harris, E.C., Cox, V., Ntani, G. and Coggon, D. (2013) Evaluation of a case management service to reduce sickness absence. Occupational Medicine, 63, (2), 89-95. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqs223). (PMID:23365116).
Sadeghian, F., Raei, M., Ntani, G. and Coggon, D. (2013) Predictors of incident and persistent neck/shoulder pain in Iranian workers: a cohort study. PLoS ONE, 8, (2), e57544. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057544). (PMID:23469019).
Solidaki, Eleni, Chatzi, Leda, Bitsios, Panos, Coggon, D., Palmer, Keith T. and Kogevinas, Manolis (2013) Risk factors for new onset and persistence of multi-site musculoskeletal pain in a longitudinal study of workers in Crete. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 70, (1), 29-30. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2012-100689). (PMID:22864252).
Vargas-Prada, Sergio, Serra, Consol, Martinez, José Miguel, Ntani, Georgia, Delclos, George L., Palmer, Keith T., Coggon, David and Benavides, Fernando G. (2013) 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. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 70, (1), 57-62. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100637). (PMID:22864247).
Suri, R., Palmer, K.T., Ross, J.A.S. and Coggon, D. (2012) Exposure to welding fume and adhesion of Streptococcus pneumoniae to A549 alveolar cells. Thorax, 67, supplement 2, A51. (doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2012-202678.109).
Palmer, K.T., Griffin, M.J., Ntani, G., Shambrook, J., McNee, P., Sampson, M., Harris, E.C. and Coggon, D. (2012) Professional driving and prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health, 38, (6), 577-581. (doi:10.5271/sjweh.3273). (PMID:22249859).
Darnton, A., Hodgson, J., Benson, P. and Coggon, D. (2012) Mortality from asbestosis and mesothelioma in Britain by birth cohort. Occupational Medicine, 62, (7), 594-552. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqs119). (PMID:23034792).
Carugno, Michelle, Pesatori, Angela Cecilia, Ferrario, Marco Mario, Ferrari, Andrea Lepos, Silva, Fabio Jose da, Martins, Aline Caldas, Felli, Vanda Elisa, Coggon, David and Bonzini, Matteo (2012) Physical and psychosocial risk factors musculoskeletal disorders in Brazilian and Italian nurses. Cadenos Saude Publica, 28, (9), 1632-1642. (doi:10.1590/S0102-311X2012000900003 ). (PMID:23033179).
Coggon, David (2012) Letter to the editor: electromagnetic hypersensitivity. International Journal of Neuroscience, 122, (7), 405-405. (doi:10.3109/00207454.2012.675377). (PMID:22435396).
Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Palmer, K.T., Felli, V.E., Harari, R., Barrero, L.H., Felknor, S.A., Gimeno, D., Catterell, A., Serra, C., Bonzini, M., Solidaki, E., Merisalu, E., Habib, R.R., Sadeghian, F., Kadir, M., Warnakulasuriya, S.S., Matsudaira, K., Nyantumbu, B., Sim, M.R., Harcombe, H., Cox, K., Marziale, M.H., Sarquis, L.M., Harari, F., Freire, R., Harari, N., Monroy, M.V., Quintana, L.A., Rojas, M., Salazar Vega, E.J., Harris, E.C., Vargas-Prada, S., Martinez, J.M., Delclos, G., Benavides, F.G., Carugno, M., Ferrario, M.M., Pesatori, A.C., Chatzi, L., Bitsios, P., Kogevinas, M., Oha, K., Sirk, T., Sadeghian, A., Peiris-John, R.J., Sathiakumar, N., Wickremasinge, A.R., Yoshimura, N., Kielkowski, D., Kelsall, H.L., Hoe, V.C., Urquhart, D.M., Derrett, S., McBride, D. and Gray, A. (2012) The CUPID (Cultural and Psychosocial Influences on Disability) study: methods of data collection and characteristics of study sample. PLoS ONE, 7, e39820. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039820). (PMID:22792189).
Warnakulasuriya, S.S.P., Peiris-John, R.J., Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Sathiakumar, N. and Wickremasighe, A.R. (2012) Musculoskeletal pain in four occupational populations in Sri Lanka. Occupational Medicine, 62, (4), 269-272. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqs057). (PMID:22661663).
Palmer, K.T., Harris, E.C., Linaker, C., Ntani, G., Cooper, C. and Coggon, D. (2012) Optimal case definitions of upper extremity disorder for use in the clinical treatment and referral of patients. Arthritis Care & Research, 64, (4), 573-580. (doi:10.1002/acr.21588). (PMID:22213545).
Walker-Bone, Karen, Palmer, Keith T., Reading, Isabel, Coggon, David and Cooper, Cyrus (2012) Occupation and epicondylitis: a population-based study. Rheumatology, 51, (2), 305-310. (doi:10.1093/rheumatology/ker228). (PMID:22019808).
Bonzini, M., Palmer, K., Coggon, D., Cromi, A. and Ferrario, M. (2011) Shift work and pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review with meta-analysis of currently available epidemiological studies. An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 118, (12), 1429-1437. (doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.2011.03066.x). (PMID:21790955).
McElvenny, D.M., Hurley, M.A., Lenters, V., Heederik, D., Wilkinson, S. and Coggon, D. (2011) Lung cancer mortality in a cohort of UK cotton workers: an extended follow-up. British Journal of Cancer, 105, 1054-1060. (doi:10.1038/bjc.2011.312). (PMID:21847124).
Linaker, C., Harris, E. Clare, Cooper , Cyrus, Coggon, D. and Palmer, K. T. (2011) The burden of sickness absence from musculoskeletal causes in Great Britain. Occupational Medicine, 458-464. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqr061). (PMID:21652574).
Shah, Ameet, Sachdev, Arun, Coggon, David and Hossain, Parwez (2011) Geographic variations in microbial keratitis: an analysis of the peer-reviewed literature. British Journal of Opthalmology, 95, (6), 762-767. (doi:10.1136/bjo.2009.169607). (PMID:21478201).
Cattrell, A., Harris, E. Clare, Palmer, K.T, Kim, M., Aylward, M. and Coggon, D. (2011) Regional trends in awards of incapacity benefit by cause. Occupational Medicine, 61, (3), 148-151. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqr008). (PMID:21482620).
Shambrook, James, McNee, Philip, Harris, E. Clare, Kim, Miranda, Sampson, Madeleine, Palmer, Keith T. and Coggon, David (2011) Clinical presentation of low back pain and association with risk factors according to findings on magnetic resonance imaging. Pain (doi:10.1016/j.pain.2011.03.011). (PMID:21514999).
Palmer, Keith T., Harris, Elizabeth C., Linaker, Cathy, Barker, Mary, Lawrence, Wendy, Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, David (2011) Effectiveness of community- and workplace-based interventions to manage musculoskeletal-related sickness absence and job loss--a systematic review. [in special issue: Themed Issue on Rheumatology and Work] Rheumatology, 51, (2), 230-242. (doi:10.1093/rheumatology/ker086). (PMID:21415023).
Matsudaira, Ko, Palmer, Keith T., Reading, Isabel, Hirai, Masami, Yoshimura, Noriko and Coggon, David (2011) Prevalence and correlates of regional pain and associated disability in Japanese workers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine , 68, (3), 191-196. (doi:10.1136/oem.2009.053645). (PMID:20833762).
Endean, A, Palmer, K.T. and Coggon, D. (2011) Potential of MRI findings to refine case definition for mechanical low back pain in epidemiological studies: a systematic review. Spine, 36, (2), 160-169. (PMID:20739918).
Heathcote, K., Harris, E. Clare, Brewster, V., Nevel, M. and Coggon, D. (2011) Skin disease in sheep farmers. Occupational Medicine, 61, 515-517. (PMID:21652573).
Linaker, C., Harris, E. Clare, Cooper, C., Coggon, D. and Palmer , Keith T. (2011) The burden of sickness absence from musculoskeletal causes in Great Britain: A review of national statistics and their limitations. Occupational Medicine (In Press).
Palmer, Keith T., Kim, Miranda and Coggon, David (2010) Bypassing the selection rule in choosing controls for a case-control study. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 67, (12), 872-877. (doi:10.1136/oem.2009.050674). (PMID:20864466).
Coggon, David, Harris, E.C., Brown, T., Rice, S. and Palmer, K.T. (2010) Work-related mortality in England and Wales 1979-2000. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 67, (12), 816-822. (doi:10.1136/oem2009.052670). (PMID:20573846).
Coggon, David and Palmer, Keith T. (2010) Assessing fitness for work and writing a “fit note”. BMJ, 341, 1213-1217. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c6305 ). (PMID:21112906).
Ferrari, Andrea Lepos, Baptista, Patricia Campos Pavan, Felli, Vanda Elisa Andres and Coggon, David (2010) Translation, adaption and validation of the "cultural and psychosocial influences on disability (CUPID) qestionnaire" for use in Brazil. Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem, 18, (6), 1092-1098. (doi:10.1590/S0104-11692010000600008 ). (PMID:21340273 ).
Coggon, David (2010) Responding to change: the 1990s. Occupational Medicine, 60, (7), 504-506. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqq091). (PMID:20871018).
Zanardi, Francesca, Harris, E. Clare, Brown, Terry, Rice, Simon, Palmer, Keith T. and Coggon, David (2010) Mortality from diabetes and ischaemic heart disease in textile workers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine (doi:10.1136/oem.2009.053835). (PMID:20798003).
London, Leslie, Coggon, David, Moretto, Angelo, Westerholm, Peter, Wilks, Martin and Colosio, Claudio (2010) The ethics of human volunteer studies involving experimental exposure to pesticides: unanswered dilemmas. Environmental Health, 9, 50. (doi:10.1186/1476-069X-9-50). (PMID:20718963).
Coggon, D., Harris, E.C., Brown, Tom, Rice, S. and Palmer, K.T. (2010) Occupation and mortality related to alcohol, drugs and sexual habits. Occupational Medicine, 60, (5), 348-353. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqq040 ). (PMID:20407041).
Lenters, Verissa, Basinas, Ioannis, Beane-Freeman, Laura, Boffetta, Paolo, Checkoway, Harvey, Coggon, David, Portengen, Lützen, Sim, Malcolm, Wouters, Inge M, Heederik, Dick and Vermeulen, Roel (2010) Endotoxin exposure and lung cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published literature on agriculture and cotton textile workers. Cancer Causes and Control, 21, (4), 523-555. (doi:10.1007/s10552-009-9483-z).
Solidaki, Eleni, Chatzi, Leda, Bitsios, Panos , Mrakatzi, Irini , Plana, Estel , Castro, Fernanda, Palmer, Keith, Coggon, David and Kogevinas, Manolis (2010) Work related and psychological determinants of multi-site musculoskeletal pain. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 36, (1), 54-61.
Coggon, David (2010) Ensuring we avoid toxic shock. Bite, (2), Summer Issue, 27-28.
Grimsmo-Powney, Helen, Harris, Clare E, Reading, Isabel and Coggon, David (2010) Occupational health needs of commercial fishermen in South West England. Occupational Medicine, 60, (1), 49-53. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqp137).
Shah, A., Sachdev, A., Coggon, D. and Hossain, P. (2010) Geographic variations in microbial keratitis: An analysis of the peer-reviewed literature. British Journal of Ophthalmology (In Press).
Palmer, Keith T., Cullinan, Paul, Rice, Simon, Brown, Terry and Coggon, David (2009) Mortality from infectious pneumonia in metal workers: a comparison with deaths from asthma in occupations exposed to respiratory sensitizers. Thorax, 64, (11), 983-986. (doi:10.1136/thx.2009.114280).
Bonzini, M., Coggon, D., Godfrey, K., Inskip, H., Crozier, S. and Palmer, K.T. (2009) Occupational physical activities, working hours and outcome of pregnancy: findings from the Southampton Women's Survey. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 66, (10), 685-690. (doi:10.1136/oem.2008.043935).
Macfarlane, G.J., Pallewatte, N., Paudyal, P., Blyth, F.M., Coggon, D., Crombez, G., Linton, S., Leino-Arjas, P., Silman, A.J., Smeets, R.J. and van der Windt, D. (2009) Evaluation of work-related psychosocial factors and regional musculoskeletal pain: results from a EULAR Task Force. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 68, (6), 885-891. (doi:10.1136/ard.2008.090829).
Cushnaghan, Janet, Bennett, James, Reading, Isabel, Croft, P., Byng, P., Cox, Kerry, Dieppe, P., Coggon, D. and Cooper, Cyrus (2009) Long-term outcome following total knee arthroplasty: a controlled longitudinal study. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 68, (5), 642-647. (doi:10.1136/ard.2008.093229).
Black, Carol, Adam, Andy, Arulkumaran, Sabaratnam, Bews, Susan, Billington, Brenda, Coggon, David, Donohoe, John, Douglas, Neil, Field, Steve, Gilmore, Ian, Hamilton, Patricia, Haslam, David, Hulf, Judith, Keane, Frank, Davis, Alan Maryon, Black, John, Newland, Adrian, Orr, John, Wardrop, Jim, Williams, Brian and Willmot, Derrick (2009) The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges' statement on clinical research in the UK. Lancet, 373, (9662), 457-457. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60160-4).
Coggon, D. (2009) Commentary. Epidemiological investigation of prognosis. Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health, 35, (4), 282-283.
Palmer, K. T., Harris, E. C. and Coggon, D. (2008) Chronic health problems and risk of accidental injury in the workplace: a systematic literature review. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65, (11), 757-764. (doi:10.1136/oem.2007.037440).
Madan, Ira, Reading, Isabel, Palmer, Keith T. and Coggon, David (2008) Cultural differences in musculoskeletal symptoms and disability. International Journal of Epidemiology, 37, (5), 1181-1189. (doi:10.1093/ije/dyn085).
Palmer, K.T., Harris, E.C., Griffin, M.J., Bennett, J., Reading, I., Sampson, M. and Coggon, D. (2008) Case-control study of low-back pain referred for magnetic resonance imaging, with special focus on whole-body vibration. Scandanavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 34, (5), 364-373.
Palmer, Keith T., Reading, I., Calnan, M. and Coggon, David (2008) Estimating the numbers of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65, 331-335. (doi:10.1136/oem.2007.035378).
Palmer, K.T., Reading, I., Calnan, M. and Coggon, D. (2008) How common is repetitive strain injury? Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 65, (5), 331-335. (doi:10.1136/oem.2007.035378).
Palmer, Keith T., Harris, E. Clare and Coggon, David (2007) Carpal tunnel syndrome and its relation to occupation: a systematic literature review. Occupational Medicine, 57, (1), 57-66. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kql125).
Solomon, Christine, Poole, Jason, Palmer, KeithT., Peveler, Robert and Coggon, David (2007) Acute symptoms following work with pesticides. Occupational Medicine, 57, (7), 505-511. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqm066).
Bland, D.J., Rona, R.J., Coggon, D., Anderson, J., Greenberg, N., Hull, L. and Wessely, S. (2007) Urinary isotopic analysis in the UK Armed Forces: No evidence of depleted uranium absorption in combat and other personnel in Iraq. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 64, (12), 834-838. (doi:10.1136/oem.2007.032599).
Palmer, Keith T., Harris, E. Clare and Coggon, David (2007) Compensating occupationally related tenosynovitis and epicondylitis: a literature review. Occupational Medicine, 57, (1), 67-74. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kql127).
Ryall, C., Coggon, D., Peveler, R., Poole, J. and Palmer, K.T. (2007) A prospective cohort study of arm pain in primary care and physiotherapy--prognostic determinants. Rheumatology, 46, (3), 508-515. (doi:10.1093/rheumatology/kel320).
Solomon, Christine, Poole, Jason, Palmer, Keith T., Peveler, Robert and Coggon, David (2007) Neuropsychiatric symptoms in past users of sheep dip and other pesticides. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 64, (4), 259-266. (doi:10.1136/oem.2005.023879).
Coggon, David (2007) Research ethics committees: a personal perspective. Research Ethics Review, 3, (4), 118-121.
Cushnaghan, J., Coggon, D., Reading, I., Croft, P., Byng, P., Cox, K., Dieppe, P. and Cooper, C. (2007) Long-term outcome following total hip arthroplasty: A controlled longitudinal study. Arthritis care and research, 57, (8), 1375-1380. (doi:10.1002/art.23101).
Leverton, Kate, Cox, Vanessa, Battershill, Jon and Coggon, David (2007) Hospital admission for accidental pesticide poisoning among adults of working age in England, 1998 - 2003. Clinical Toxicology, 45, (5), 594-597. (doi:10.1080/15563650701396862).
Palmer, Keith T., Reading, Isabel, Calnan, Michael, Linaker, Catherine and Coggon, David (2007) Does knee pain in the community behave like a regional pain syndrome? Prospective cohort study of incidence and persistence. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 66, (9), 1190-1194. (doi:10.1136/ard.2006.061481).
Ryall, Claire, Coggon, David, Peveler, Robert, Reading, Isabel and Palmer, Keith T. (2007) Pain tolerance in patients presenting to primary care and physiotherapy services with upper limb disorders. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 64, (5), 349-351. (doi:10.1136/oem.2006.027805).
Coggon, D. (2007) The role of physical examination in the diagnosis of work-related upper limb musculoskeletal disorders. Med Lav (La Medicina del lavoro), 98, (2), 94-97.
Smedley, Julia, Poole, Jason, Waclawski, Eugene, Stevens, Anthony, Harrison, John, Watson, John M., Hayward, Andrew and Coggon, David (2007) Influenza immunisation: attitudes and beliefs of UK health care workers. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 64, (4), 223-227. (doi:10.1136/oem.2005.023564).
Griffiths, Lauren E., Hogg-Johnson, Sheilah, Cole, Donald C., Krause, Niklas, Hayden, Jill, Burdorf, Alex, Leclerc, Annette, Coggon, David, Bongers, Paulien, Walter, Stephen D. and Shannon, Harry S. Meta-Analysis of Pain in the Lower Back and Work Exposures (MAPLE) Collaborative Group (2007) Low-back pain definitions in occupational studies were categorized for a meta-analysis using Delphi consensus methods. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 60, (6), 625-633. (doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2006.09.005).
Solomon, C., Poole, J., Palmer, K.T. and Coggon, D. (2007) Health-related job loss: findings from a community-based survey. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 64, (3), 144-149. (doi:10.1136/oem.2005.024257).
Bonzini, M., Coggon, D. and Palmer, K.T. (2007) Risk of prematurity, low birthweight and pre-eclampsia in relation to working hours and physical activities: a systematic review. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 64, (4), 228-243. (doi:10.1136/oem.2006.026872).
Solomon, C., Poole, J., Palmer, K.T. and Coggon, D. (2007) Non-fatal occupational injuries in British agriculture. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 64, (3), 150-154. (doi:10.1136/oem.2005.024265).
Palmer, K., Calnan, M., Wainwright, D., O'Neill, C., Winterbottom, A., Watkins, C., Poole, J. and Coggon, D. (2006) Upper limb pain in primary care: health beliefs, somatic distress, consulting and patient satisfaction. Family Practice, 23, (6), 609-617. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cm1047).
Coggon, David (2006) Possible regulatory approaches to comparative risk assessment for pesticides. Pest Management Science, 62, (9), 790-792. (doi:10.1002/ps.1248).
Peveler, R., Ryall, C., Coggon, D., Poole, J. and Palmer, K.T. (2006) Upper limb symptoms in primary care: risk factors and outcomes. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 61, (3), p.377. (doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2006.06.004).
Coggon, D. (2006) Epidemiology in risk management for chemicals. La Medicina del Lavoro, 97, (2), 190-194.
Coggon, D. (2006) Communications to the Editor. Bystander exposure to pesticides. Outlooks on Pest Management , 17, (3), 128-129. (doi:10.1564/17jun10).
Coggon, D. (2006) Health risks from mobile phone base stations. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 63, (5), 298-299. (doi:10.1136/oem.2005.025510).
Walker-Bone, Karen, Reading, Isabel, Coggon, David, Cooper, Cyrus and Palmer, Keith T. (2006) Risk factors for specific upper limb disorders as compared with non-specific upper limb pain: assessing the utility of a structured examination schedule. Occupational Medicine, 56, (4), 243-250. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kql016).
Coggon, David (2006) Bystander exposure: does the current regulatory approach provide adequate protection? Outlooks on Pest Management, 17, (2), 62-64.
Parrish, Randall R., Thirlwall, Matthew F., Pickford, Chris, Horstwood, Matthew, Gerdes, Axel, Anderson, James and Coggon, David (2006) Determination of 238u/235u, 236u/238u and uranium concentration in urine using sf-icp-ms and mc-icp-ms: an interlaboratory comparison. Health Physics, 90, (2), 127-138. (doi:10.1097/01.HP.0000174809.43871.54).
Coggon, David (2006) Academic occupational medicine. Occupational Medicine, 56, (2), 73-74. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqj022).
Palmer, K.T., Neill-Love, R., Poole, J.R., Coggon, D., Frew, A.J., Linaker, C.H. and Shute, J.K. (2006) Inflammatory responses to the occupational inhalation of metal fume. European Respiratory Journal, 27, (2), 366-373. (doi:10.1183/09031936.06.00053205).
Coggon, David (2006) Commentary: complex disease--responding to the challenge. International Journal of Epidemiology, 35, (3), 581-583. (doi:10.1093/ije/dyl004).
Ryall, Claire, Coggon, David, Peveler, Robert, Reading, Isabel and Palmer, Keith T. (2006) A case-control study of risk factors for arm pain presenting to primary care services. Occupational Medicine, 56, (2), 137-143. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqj024).
Coggon, D. (2005) Why I became an occupational physician ... Occupational Medicine, 55, (8), p.585. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqi167).
Coggon, D. (2005) Occupational medicine at a turning point. The author replies. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62, (5), 287. (doi:10.1136/oem.2004.018572).
Smedley, Julia, Inskip, Hazel, Buckle, Peter, Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, David (2005) Epidemiological differences between back pain of sudden and gradual onset. Journal of Rheumatology, 32, (3), 528-532.
Palmer, Keith T., Milne, P., Poole, J., Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, D. (2005) Employment characteristics and job loss in patients awaiting surgery on the hip or knee. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62, (1), 54-57. (doi:10.1136/oem.2004.014977).
Reading, I., Walker-Bone, K.E., Palmer, K.T., Cooper, C. and Coggon, D. (2005) Utility of restricted neck movement as a diagnostic criterion in case definition for neck disorders. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 31, (5), 387-393.
Coggon, David, Martyn, Christopher, Palmer, Keith T. and Evanoff, Bradley (2005) Assessing case definitions in the absence of a diagnostic gold standard. International Journal of Epidemiology, 34, (4), 949-952. (doi:10.1093/ije/dyi012).
Palmer, Keith T., Calnan, Michael, Wainwright, David, Poole, Jason, O'Neill, Claire, Winterbottom, Anna, Watkins, Chris and Coggon, David (2005) Disabling musculoskeletal pain and its relation to somatization: a community-based postal survey. Occupational Medicine, 55, (8), 612-617. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqi142).
Smedley, J., Poole, J., Waclawski, E., Stevens, A., Harrison, J., Buckle, P. and Coggon, D. (2005) Assessing investment in manual handling risk controls: a scoring system for use in observational studies. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62, (1), 63-65. (doi:10.1136/oem.2003.012237).
Coggon, D. (2005) Occupational medicine at a turning point. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62, (5), 281-283. (doi:10.1136/oem.2004.017335).
Coggon, D.I.W. and Martyn, C.N. (2005) Time and chance: the stochastic nature of disease causation. The Lancet, 365, (9468), 1434-1437. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)66380-5).
Walker-Bone, Karen, Palmer, Keith T., Reading, Isabel, Coggon, David and Cooper, Cyrus (2004) Prevalence and impact of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb in the general population. Arthritis Care & Research, 51, (4), 642-651. (doi:10.1002/art.20535).
Walker-Bone, Karen, Reading, Isabel, Coggon, David, Cooper, Cyrus and Palmer, Keith T. (2004) The anatomical pattern and determinants of pain in the neck and upper limbs: an epidemiologic study. Pain, 109, (1-2), 45-51. (doi:10.1016/j.pain.2004.01.008).
Scheepers, P.T.J., Anzion, R., Micka, V., Poole, J., Coggon, D. and Bos, R.P. (2004) 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, 24, (4-5), 405-417. (doi:10.1080/10406630490468685).
Palmer, K.T., Poole, J., Rawbone, R.G. and Coggon, D. (2004) Quantifying the advantages and disadvantages of pre-placement genetic screening. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61, (5), 448-453. (doi:10.1136/oem.2002.005611).
Palmer, K.T., Griffin, M.J., Syddall, H.E. and Coggon, D. (2004) Cigarette smoking, occupational exposure to noise, and self reported hearing difficulties. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61, (4), 340-344. (doi:10.1136/oem.2003.009183).
Coggon, D., Harris, E.C., Poole, J. and Palmer, K.T. (2004) Mortality of workers exposed to ethylene oxide: extended follow up of a British cohort. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 61, (4), 358-362. (doi:10.1136/oem.2003.008268).
Smedley, J., Poole, J., Waclawski, E., Harrison, J., Stevens, A., Buckle, P. and Coggon, D. (2004) Manual handling risk controls in hospitals (MARCH): a cross-sectional survey of UK hospitals. Health Services Management Research, 17, (2), 121-131. (doi:10.1258/095148404323043145).
Yoshimura, Noriko, Nishioka, Shingo, Kinoshita, Hirofumi, Hori, Noriaki, Nishioka, Taira, Ryujin, Masahiko, Mantani, Yoshihiko, Miyake, Mariko, Coggon, David and Cooper, Cyrus (2004) Risk factors for knee osteoarthritis in Japanese women: heavy weight, previous joint injuries, and occupational activities. Journal of Rheumatology, 31, (1), 157-162.
Palmer, K.T., Poole, J., Ayres, J.G., Mann, J., Burge, P.S. and Coggon, D. (2003) Exposure to metal fume and infectious pneumonia. American Journal of Epidemiology, 157, (3), 227-233. (doi:10.1093/aje/kwf188).
Palmer, K.T., Griffin, M.J., Syddall, H.E., Pannett, B., Cooper, C. and Coggon, D. (2003) The relative importance of whole body vibration and occupational lifting as risk factors for low-back pain. Occupational Environmental Medicine, 60, (10), 715-721. (doi:10.1136/oem.60.10.715).
Smedley, Julia, Inskip, Hazel, Trevelyan, F., Buckle, P., Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, D. (2003) Risk factors for incident neck and shoulder pain in hospital nurses. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60, (11), 864-869. (doi:10.1136/oem.60.11.864).
Coggon, D. (2003) Does it help to know the work-relatedness of back pain in individual cases? Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 29, (6), 441-442.
Reading, Isabel, Walker-Bone, Karen, Palmer, Keith T., Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, David (2003) Anatomic distribution of sensory symptoms in the hand and their relation to neck pain, psychosocial variables, and occupational activities. American Journal of Epidemiology, 157, (6), 524-530. (doi:10.1093/aje/kwf225).
Coggon, David, Harris, E. Clare, Poole, Jason and Palmer, Keith T. (2003) Extended follow-up of a cohort of British chemical workers exposed to formaldehyde. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 95, (21), 1608-1615. (doi:10.1093/jnci/djg046).
Smedley, J., Trevelyan, F., Inskip, H., Buckle, P., Cooper, C. and Coggon, D. (2003) Impact of ergonomic intervention on back pain among nurses. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 29, (2), 117-123.
Baker, P., Reading, Isabel, Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, D. (2003) Knee disorders in the general population and their relation to occupation. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60, (10), 794-797. (doi:10.1136/oem.60.10.794).
Palmer, Keith T., Syddall, Holly, Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, D. (2003) Smoking and musculoskeletal disorders: findings from a British national survey. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 62, (1), 33-36. (doi:10.1136/ard.62.1.33).
Mitchell, S., Reading, I., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K., Cooper, C. and Coggon, D. (2003) Pain tolerance in upper limb disorders: findings from a community survey. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60, (3), 217-221. (doi:10.1136/oem.60.3.217).
Walker-Bone, K., Reading, I., Coggon, D., Palmer, K. and Cooper, C. (2003) Diagnosis of soft tissue disorders of the upper limb. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine, 25, (3), 97-106.
Solomon, Christine, Poole, Jason, Jarup, Lars, Palmer, Keith and Coggon, David (2003) Cardio-respiratory morbidity and long-term exposure to particulate air pollution. International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 13, (4), 327-335. (doi:10.1080/09603120310001616100).
Coggon, D. (2002) Where next for academic occupational health in Britain? Occupational Health Review, 6-7, Spring Issue
Palmer, Keith T., Griffin, Michael J., Syddall, Holly, Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, David (2002) The clinical grading of Raynaud's phenomenon and vibration-induced white finger: relationship between finger blanching and difficulties in using the upper limb. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 75, (1-2), 29-36. (doi:10.1007/s004200100275).
Cohen, Joshua T., Carlson, Gary, Charnley, Gail, Coggon, David, Delzell, Elizabeth, Graham, John D., Greim, Helmut, Krewski, Daniel, Medinsky, Michele, Monson, Richard, Paustenbach, Dennis, Petersen, Barbara, Rappaport, Stephen, Rhomberg, Lorenz, Ryan, P. Barry and Thompson, Kimberly (2002) A comprehensive evaluation of the potential health risks associated with occupational and environmental exposure to styrene. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B, 5, (1 & 2), 1-263. (doi:10.1080/10937400252972162).
Walker-Bone, Karen, Byng, P., Linaker, Catherine, Reading, Isabel, Coggon, D., Palmer, Keith T. and Cooper, Cyrus (2002) Reliability of the Southampton examination schedule for the diagnosis of upper limb disorders in the general population. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 61, (12), 1103-1106. (doi:10.1136/ard.61.12.1103).
Carel, R., Boffetta, P., Kauppinen, T., Teschke, K., Andersen, A., Jappinen, P., Pearce, N., Rix, B. A., Bergeret, A., Coggon, D., Persson, B., Szadkowska-Stanczyk, I., Kielkowski, D., Henneberger, P., Kishi, R., Facchini, L. A., Sala, M., Colin, D. and Kogevinas, M. (2002) Exposure to asbestos and lung and pleural cancer mortality among pulp and paper industry workers. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 44, (6), 579 - 584.
Coggon, David (2002) Preventable causes of gastric cancer may also operate in adult life. International Journal of Epidemiology, 31, (2), 472-473. (doi:10.1093/ije/31.2.472).
Palmer, K.T., Griffin, M.J., Syddall, H.E., Davis, A., Pannett, B. and Coggon, D. (2002) Occupational exposure to noise and the attributable burden of hearing difficulties in Great Britain. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59, (9), 634-639. (doi:10.1136/oem.59.9.634).
Coggon, D. (2002) Work with pesticides and organophosphate sheep dips. Occupational Medicine, 52, (8), 467-470.
Palmer, Keith T., Griffin, Michael J., Syddall, Holly E., Pannett, B., Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, D. (2002) Raynaud's phenomenon, vibration induced white finger, and difficulties in hearing. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59, (9), 640-642. (doi:10.1136/oem.59.9.640).
Coggon, D. and Solomon, C. (2002) Occupational health in British agriculture. Occupational Medicine, 52, (8), p.439. (doi:10.1093/occmed/52.8.439).
Scheepers, P. T., Coggon, D., Knudsen, L. E., Anzion, R., Autrup, H., Bogovski, S., Bos, R. P., Dahmann, D., Farmer, P., Martin, E. A., Micka, V., Muzyka, V., Neumann, H. G., Poole, J., Schmidt-Ott, A., Seiler, F., Volf, J. and Zwirner-Baier, I. (2002) BIOMarkers for occupational diesel exhaust exposure monitoring (BIOMODEM)--a study in underground mining. Toxicology Letters, 134, (1-3), 305-317. (doi:10.1016/S0378-4274(02)00195-9).
Croft, P., Lewis, M., Wynn Jones, C., Coggon, D. and Cooper, Cyrus (2002) Health status in patients awaiting hip replacement for osteoarthritis. Rheumatology, 41, (9), 1001-1007. (doi:10.1093/rheumatology/41.9.1001).
Baker, P., Coggon, D., Reading, I., Barrett, D.S., McLaren, M. and Cooper, C. (2002) Sports injury, occupational physical activity joint laxity and meniscal damage. Journal of Rheumatology, 29, (3), 557-563.
Coggon, D., Reading, I., Croft, P., McLaren, M., Barrett, D.S. and Cooper, C. (2001) Knee osteoarthritis and obesity. International Journal of Obesity, 25, (5), 622-627. (doi:10.1038/sj.ijo.0801585).
Noël, B., Palmer, K.T., Griffin, M.J., Syddall, H., Pannett, H.B., Cooper, C. and Coggon, D. (2001) Correspondence. Raynaud's phenomenon in workers exposed to vibration. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, (4), 279-280. (doi:10.1136/oem.58.4.279).
Palmer, K.T., Griffin, M.J., Syddall, H.E., Pannett, B., Cooper, C. and Coggon, D. (2001) Exposure to hand-transmitted vibration and pain in the neck and upper limbs. Occupational Medicine, 51, (7), 464-467. (doi:10.1093/occmed/51.7.464).
Coggon, D. (2001) Monitoring trends in occupational illness. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, (11), 691-692. (doi:10.1136/oem.58.11.691).
Coggon, D. (2001) Ethics in occupational health research. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 58, (10), 685-688.
Dow, L., Fowler, L., Phelps, L., Waters, K., Coggon, D., Kinmonth, A.L. and Holgate, S.T. (2001) Prevalence of untreated asthma in a population sample of 6000 older adults in Bristol, UK. Thorax, 56, (6), 472-476. (doi:10.1136/thorax.56.6.472).
Coggon, D. (2001) Mortality attributable to work. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 27, (3), 214-215.
Palmer, K.T., Walker-Bone, K., Griffin, M.J., Syddall, H., Pannett, B., Coggon, D. and Cooper, C. (2001) Prevalence and occupational associations of neck pain in the British population. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 27, (1), 49-56.
Palmer, K.T., Cooper, C., Walker-Bone, K.E., Syddall, H.E. and Coggon, D. (2001) Use of keyboards and symptoms in the neck and arm: evidence from a national survey. Occupational Medicine, 51, (6), 392-395. (doi:10.1093/occmed/51.6.392).
Palmer, Keith T., Griffin, Michael J., Syddall, Holly E., Pannett, Brian, Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, David (2001) Risk of hand-arm vibration syndrome according to occupation and sources of exposure to hand-transmitted vibration: A national survey. American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 39, (4), 389-396. (doi:10.1002/ajim.1029).
Mitchell, S, Cooper, C., Martyn, C and Coggon, D. (2000) Sensory neural processing in work-related upper limb disorders. Occupational Medicine, 50, (1), 30-32. (doi:10.1093/occmed/50.1.30).
Palmer, Keith T., Walsh, Kevin, Bendall, Holly, Cooper, Cyrus and Coggon, David (2000) Back pain in Britain: comparison of two prevalence surveys at an interval of ten years. British Medical Journal, 320, (7249), 1577-1578.
Reading, I., Walker-Bone, K., Palmer, K., Coggon, D. and Cooper, C. (2000) Disorders of the upper limb and neck - repeatability and validity of the Southampton examination schedule in the general population. [in special issue: British Society for Rheumatology XVIII Annual General Meeting and the British Health Professionals in Rheumatology Spring Meeting] Rheumatology, 40, supplement 1, 127-128. (doi:10.1093/rheumatology/40.suppl_1.126).
Hillier, Sharon, Cooper, Cyrus, Kellingray, Sam, Russell, Graham, Hughes, Herbert and Coggon, David (2000) Fluoride in drinking water and risk of hip fracture in the UK: a case-control study. Lancet, 355, 265-269. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(99)07161-5).
Coggon, D., Croft, P., Kellingray, S., Barrett, D.S., McLaren, M. and Cooper, C. (2000) Occupational physical activities and osteoarthritis of the knee. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 43, (7), 1443-1449. (doi:10.1002/1529-0131(200007)43:7<1443::AID-ANR5>3.0.CO;2-1).
Palmer, Keith, Walker-Bone, Karen, Linaker, Cathy, Reading, Isabel, Kellingray, Samantha, Coggon, David and Cooper, Cyrus (2000) The Southampton examination schedule for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 59, 5-11. (doi:10.1136/ard.59.1.5).
Linaker, C.H., Coggon, D., Holgate, S.T., Clough, J., Josephs, L., Chauhan, A.J. and Inskip, H.M. (2000) Personal exposure to nitrogen dioxide and risk of airflow obstruction in asthmatic children with upper respiratory infection. Thorax, 55, (11), 930-933.
Linaker, Catherine H., Chauhan, Anoop J., Inskip, Hazel M., Holgate, Stephen T. and Coggon, David (2000) Personal exposures of children to nitrogen dioxide relative to concentrations in outdoor air. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 57, (7), 472-476.
Yoshimura, N., Sasaki, S., Iwasaki, K., Danjoh, S., Kinoshita, H., Yasuda, T., Tamaki, T., Hashimoto, T., Kellingray, S., Croft, P., Coggon, D. and Cooper, C. (2000) Occupational lifting is associated with hip osteoarthritis: a Japanese case-control study. Journal of Rheumatology, 27, (2), 434-440.
Cooper, Cyrus, Snow, Shelagh, McAlindon, Timothy E., Kellingray, Samantha, Stuart, Brenda, Coggon, David and Dieppe, Paul A. (2000) Risk factors for the incidence and progression of radiographic knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 43, (5), 996-1000. (doi:10.1002/1529-0131(200005)43:5<995::AID-ANR6>3.0.CO;2-1).
Palmer, K. and Coggon, D. (1997) Does occupational exposure to iron promote infection? Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54, (8), 529-534. (doi:10.1136/oem.54.8.529 ). (PMID:9326155).
Coggon, D., Inskip, H.M., Winter, P. and Pannett, B. (1994) Lobar pneumonia - an occupational disease in welders. The Lancet, 344, (8914), 41-43. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(94)91056-1). (PMID:7912307).

Book

Coggon, D., Rose, G. and Barker, D.J.P. (2003) Epidemiology for the uninitiated, London, GB, BMJ, 80pp.
Coggon, D. (2002) Statistics in Clinical Practice (Communications and IT), London, GB, BMJ, 109pp.
Palmer, Keith T., Coggon, David, Syddall, Holly E., Pannett, Brian and Griffin, Michael J. (2001) Occupational exposure to noise and hearing difficulties in Great Britain, Suffolk, England, Health & Safety Executive Books, 61pp. (Contract Research Report 361).

Book Section

Coggon, David (2013) Risk assessment for chemical and physical agents: how does occupational epidemiology contribute? In, Venables, Katherine (ed.) Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology. , Oxford University Press, 252-263.
Palmer, K.T. and Coggon, D. (2013) Infectious pneumonia in workers exposed to metal fume. In, Current Topics in Occupational Epidemiology. , Oxford University Press, 42-52.
Palmer, K.T. and Coggon, D. (2012) Assessing the work environment. In, Snashall , David and Patel, Dipti (eds.) ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd Edition. , Wiley, 11-17.
Coggon, D. (2010) Epidemiologocal methods and evidence-based occupational medicine. In, Baxter, Peter, Aw, Tar-Ching, Cockcroft, Anne, Durrington, Paul and Harrington, Malcolm (eds.) Hunter's Diseases of Occupations. London, GB, Hodder Arnold, 77-88.
Newman-Taylor, A.J. and Coggon, D. (2010) Attributions of disease. In, Baxter, Peter, Aw, Tar-Ching, Cockcroft, Anne, Durrington, Paul and Harrington, Malcolm (eds.) Hunter's Diseases of Occupations. London, GB, Hodder Arnold , 89-95.
Coggon, D. (2009) Essentials of epidemiology for toxicologists. In, Casciano, Daniel A., Sahu, Saura C., Ballantyne, Bryan, Marrs, Timothy and Syversen, Tore (eds.) General, Applied and Systems Toxicology. , Wiley. (doi:10.1002/9780470744307.gat111).
Coggon, D. (2007) Occupational exposure. In, Sibtain, A. (ed.) Towards the Prevention of Cancer. London, GB, Royal Society of Medicine Press, 45-49.
Coggon, D. (2005) Future developments in risk assessment for pesticides. In, The BCPC Congress: Crop Science & Technology 2005. The BCPC International Congress & Exhibition: Crop Science & Technology 2005 Hampshire, UK, BCPC Book Shop, 23-30. (BCPC Conference and Symposia Proceedings, 1).
Coggon, D. (2004) Occupational health research. In, Westerholm, Peter, Nilstun, Tore and Ovretveit, John (eds.) Practical Ethics in Occupational health. Oxford, GB, Radcliffe Medical Press, 241-252.
Palmer, K.T. and Coggon, D. (2003) Investigating the workplace. In, Snashall, David and Patel , Dipti (eds.) ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2nd edition. London, GB, BMJ Publishing Group.
Coggon, D. (1999) Estimating the extent of occupational injuries and disease. In, Baxter, Peter J., Adams, Peter H., Cockcroft, A., Aw, Tar-Ching and Harrington, J. Malcolm (eds.) Hunter's diseases of occupations: Ninth edition. London, GB, Edward Arnold, 27-35.
Coggon, D., Inskip, H.M., Winter, P. and Pannett, B. (1995) Occupational mortality of men. In, Drever, F. (ed.) Occupational Health Decennial Supplement. London, GB, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 23-43.

Conference or Workshop Item

Coggon, D., Ntani, G., Harris, E.C., Linaker, C., Van der Star, R., Cooper, C. and Palmer, K.T (2013) Differences in risk factors for neurophysiologically confirmed carpal tunnel syndrome and illness with similar symptoms but normal median nerve function. In, 23rd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Utrecht, NL, 18 - 21 Jun 2013. 1pp, 18.
Palmer, K.T, D'Angelo, S., Harris, E.C., Linaker, C. and Coggon, D. (2013) The role of mental health problems and psychotropic drug treatments in accidental injury at work. In, 23rd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Utrecht, NL, 18 - 21 Jun 2013. 1pp, 28.
Coggon, D., Ntani, G. and Palmer, K.T. (2013) Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: is it the job the person or the culture? In, 23rd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Utrecht, NL, 18 - 21 Jun 2013. 1pp, 16.
Coggon, D., Ntani, G. and Palmer, K.T. (2013) Differences in the determinants of extensive as compared with more limited musculoskeletal pain. In, 23rd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Utrecht, NL, 18 - 21 Jun 2013. 1pp, 15.
Harris, E.C., D'Angelo, S., Linaker, C., Coggon, D. and Palmer, K. (2013) Diabetes and risk of accidental injury at work. In, 23rd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Utrecht, NL, 18 - 21 Jun 2013.
Coggon, D., Vargas-Prada, S., Ntani, G. and Palmer, K.T. (2013) International variation in musculoskeletal sicknes absence: findings from the CUPID study. In, 23rd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH 2013), Utrecht, NL, 18 - 21 Jun 2013. 1pp, 18.
Palmer, K.T., D'Angelo, S., Harris, E.C. and Coggon, D. (2013) Mental health problems and prescribed psychotropic drugs as factors in workplace injury. In, Society of Occupational Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Bournemouth, GB, 10 - 13 Jun 2013.
Ntani, G., Coggon, D. and Palmer, K.T. (2013) Disabling musculoskeletal pain in working populations: Is it the job, the person, or the culture? In, Society of Occupational Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Bournemouth, GB, 10 - 13 Jun 2013. 1pp, 13.
Ntani, G., Palmer, K.T. and Coggon, D. (2012) Prevalence and determinants of low back pain in a cross-cultural sample: findings from the CUPID study. In, 6th UK & Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Meeting , London, GB,
Harris, E. Clare, Palmer, K.T., Griffin, M.J., Ntani, G., Shambrook, J., McNee, P., Sampson, M. and Coggon, D. (2012) Professional driving and prolasped lumbar intervertebral disc diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging - a case-control study. In, 6th UK & Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Meeting, London, GB, 27 Mar 2012.
Palmer, K., Coggon, D., Linekar, C., Harris, E.C., Barker, M., Lawrence, W. and Cooper, C. (2011) Effectiveness of community- and workplace-based interventions to manage musculoskeletal-related sickness absence and job loss: a systematic review. In, 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, 07 - 09 Sep 2011. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100382.201).
Coggon, D., Harris, E.C., Ntani, G. and Palmer, K. (2011) Differences of wrist/hand pain by country and occupation: findings from the CUPID study. In, 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Oxfordshire, County of, GB, 07 - 09 Sep 2011. 1pp, 9. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100382.25).
Matsudaraira, K., Sawada, T., Isomura, T., Yoshimura, N., Palmer, K. and Coggon, D. (2011) Risk factors for new-onset low back disability among Japanese workers: results from the Culture and Psychosocial Influences on Disability (CUPID) study in Crete. In, 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Oxford, GB, 07 - 09 Sep 2011. 1pp, 9. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100382.24).
Vargas-Prada, S., Serra, C., Ntani, G., Martinez, J.M., Benavides, F.G., Palmer, K. and Coggon, D. (2011) Differences in mental health and tendency somatising by occupation and country: Findings from the CUPID study. In, 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Oxford, GB, 07 - 09 Sep 2011. 6pp, 242-247.
Solidaki, E., Chati, L., Bitsios, P., Coggon, D., Palmer, K. and Kogevinas, M. (2011) Risk factors for persistent multi site pain in three occupational groups: CUPID study in Crete. In, 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (2011), Oxford, GB, 07 - 09 Sep 2011. 1pp, 8. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100382.23).
Harris, E.C., Palmer, K., Linaker, C., Cooper, C. and Coggon, D. (2011) Improving the classification of upper limb disorders. In, 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Oxford, GB, 07 - 11 Sep 2011. 1pp, 113.
Vargas-Prada, S., Serra, C., Martinez, J.M., Delclos, G., Benavides, F.G., Palmer, K. and Coggon, D. (2011) Health beliefs, somatizing tendency, mental health and recent history of pain as predictors of the incidence and persistence of low back pain in Spanish workers. In, 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Oxford, GB, 07 - 11 Sep 2011. 1pp, 68.
Palmer, K.T. and Coggon, D. (2010) Improving the classification of upper limb disorders. In, 6th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders 1pp, 357.
Palmer, K.T., Coggon, D., Brown, T. and Rice, S. (2008) Infectious pneumonia in metal workers: a continuing cause of excess mortality. In, 4th UK & Ireland Occupational & Environmental Epidemiology Meeting, London, UK, 07 Jul 2008.
Palmer, K.T., Coggon, D., Brown, T. and Rice, S. (2008) Infectious pneumonia in metal workers: A continuing cause of excess mortality. In, 20th International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health, Heredia, CR, 09 - 11 Jun 2008. 1pp, 155.
Coggon, D., Bennett, J., Palmer, K., Rice, S. and Brown, T. (2008) Occupational mortality in England and Wales: 1991-2000. At 20th International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH 2008), Heredia, Costa Rica, 09 - 11 Jun 2008.
Palmer, K.T., Griffin, M.J., Syddall, H., Pannett, B. and Coggon, D. (2004) Vibration-induced white finger and difficulties hearing. In, 9th International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration, Nancy, France, 05 - 08 Jun 2001. France, 5pp.
Palmer, K.T., Griffin, M.J., Syddall, H.E., Pannett, B. and Coggon, D. (2001) Raynaud's phenomenon, vibration-induced white finger, and difficulties in hearing. In, EPIOCH 2001: Fifteenth Symposium in Epidemiology in Occupational Health Work and Health the Role of Epidemiology, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20 - 22 Aug 2001. 1pp.
 

Research

Research Interests

Professor Coggon leads a programme of epidemiological research on the inter-relation of work and health, aimed at informing policy and clinical practice.

This currently includes studies on:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders of the back, neck, upper limb and knee, and associated disability, including the impact of occupational physical activities and of psychological influences
  • Clinical management of distal arm pain
  • Infectious pneumonia and occupational exposure to metal fume
  • Cancer risk from various industrial chemicals
  • Risk factors for occupational injuries
  • Patterns of occupational mortality nationally
  • Skin disease in sheep farmers
  • Endotoxins and risk of lung cancer

The four most important achievements of his research have been:

1. Demonstration of a major hazard of hip osteoarthritis in farmers, which appears to result from frequent heavy lifting. This has contributed to the classification of hip osteoarthritis as an occupational disease in farmers for the purposes of social security compensation.

2. Demonstration of a hazard of knee osteoarthritis in occupations that involve prolonged kneeling or squatting. This has contributed to the recognition of knee osteoarthritis as a compensable occupational disease in coal miners, both in the UK and in Germany.

3. Demonstration of an occupational hazard of infectious lobar pneumonia in welders and other occupations involving exposure to metal fume. This has led to a proposal that immunisation against pneumococcal infection should be recommended for welders.

4. Demonstration of major differences between countries in the prevalence of common musculoskeletal complaints and associated disability among workers carrying out similar physical activities.

Other significant achievements include:

5. Contributions to the development of job-exposure matrices as a research tool in occupational epidemiology and to the understanding of their strengths and limitations.

6. Demonstration of a link between stomach cancer and domestic crowding in early life. Subsequent research by other investigators showed that infection by H. Pylori is an important cause of stomach cancer and that domestic crowding promotes infection by the bacterium.

7. Establishing the descriptive epidemiology of low back pain in Britain, including an increase in its prevalence between the 1980s and 1990s.

8. Demonstration that reading in childhood is a risk factor for myopia.

9. Demonstration that a hazard of cutaneous warts in butchers is due largely if not completely to infection by HPV7, and that this appears to result from an effect on the pathogenicity of the virus rather than an increased rate of its transmission from person to person.

10. Generation of data on the risk of cancer from phenoxy herbicides, mineral acid mists, ethylene oxide, styrene, formaldehyde and other known or suspected occupational carcinogens. This research has contributed to risk assessment and policy internationally.

11. Demonstration that the excess mortality from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in coal miners has a markedly different geographical distribution from that of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis. This led to a change in the rules governing social security compensation for COPD in miners.

12. Demonstration that the ranking of occupations by mortality from pleural mesothelioma is substantially different from that for peritoneal mesothelioma and asbestosis. This implies important differences in the exposure-response relationships for diseases caused by asbestos.

13. Demonstration that the descriptive epidemiology of aortic aneurysm differs importantly from that of coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. This implies the existence of as yet unrecognised, distinctive causes.

14. Demonstration that the effects of occupational kneeling and squatting on risk of knee osteoarthritis are greatest in people who are obese. This suggests that avoidance of obesity would be particularly beneficial in people exposed to these occupational activities.

15. Demonstration that occupational kneeling and squatting are risk factors for degenerative knee cartilage injuries.

16. Demonstration in a case-control study that, after allowance for other risk factors, risk of hip fracture was not associated with exposure to fluoride in drinking water. This finding has contributed to the formulation of government policy on water fluoridation.

17. Validation of a method for retrospective measurement of exposure to depleted uranium, which was subsequently used successfully in a testing programme for Gulf War veterans.

18. Demonstration of the important contribution of somatising tendency to the incidence and prevalence of common musculoskeletal complaints.

Academic unit:  Human Development and Health

Responsibilities

Postgraduate student supervision

1992 Kevin Walsh DM
1993 Louisa Wong PhD
1994 Martin Keefe DM
1998 Cathy Linaker PhD
1998 Sharon Hillier PhD
1999 Julia Smedley DM
2000 Keith Palmer DM
2002 Paul Baker DM
2003 Karen Walker-Bone PhD
2005 Claire Ryall PhD
2006 Christine Solomon PhD
2010 Ira Madan DM

Faculty of Medicine

Chair of Health and safety Committee

National and international responsibilities

Chairman, Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Environment and Consumer Products (FSA/DH)
Member, General Advisory Committee on Science (FSA)
Trustee of Colt Foundation

Teaching Responsibilities

Personal tutor

BM5: Lectures and seminars on occupational medicine in SBOM course, occasional supervision of fourth year projects
Teaches at workshops on environmental epidemiology in South Asia

Contact

Professor David Coggon
Phone: (023) 8077 7624
Fax: (023) 8070 4021
Email: dnc@mrc.soton.ac.uk

Room Number: SGH/MRC LEU/MP95