In our organisation, Dr Ramsay:
- leads for Environmental Public Health (EPH)
- supporting stakeholders including NHS boards, local authorities, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Water, Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland (DWQR), Scottish Government and others by providing advice on health risks associated with environmental hazards, specifically in relation to risk assessment, risk management and risk communication
After general medical training, Dr Ramsay completed training in Public Health and then specialised within Public Health in Health Protection with a particular interest in the environment. He has been working with our organisation, and its immediate predecessor organisation, the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health, as a Consultant Epidemiologist for EPH since 1999.
Significant work includes:
- supporting development of a multi-agency health risk assessment associated with mining legacy, read the Human Health Risk Assessment of the implications of metal contamination of water sources around Leadhills and Wanlockhead on the NHS Lanarkshire website
- development of a briefing paper on air pollution and mortality in Scotland, view the paper on our website