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  1. Mason, Howard J; Carder, Melanie; Money, Annemarie; Evans, Gareth; seed, Martin; Agius, Raymond; van Tongeren, Martie, Occupation asthma and its causation in the UK seafood processing industry, Annals of Work Exposures and Health 2020; in press. doi: 10.1093/annweh/wxaa055  



  1. A Y Zhou, M Seed, M Carder, A Money, M Van Tongeren, R Agius, Sentinel approach to detect emerging causes of work-related respiratory diseases, Occupational Medicine, , kqz159,
  2. Carder M, Seed MJ, Money A, Agius RM, van Tongeren M. Occupational and work-related respiratory disease attributed to cleaning products Occupational and Environmental Medicine Published Online First: 05 June 2019. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2018-105646
  3. Seed MJ, Carder M, Gittins M, Sen D, Money A, Fishwick D, Barber CM, van Tongeren M. Emerging trends in the UK incidence of occupational asthma: should we be worried? Occup Environ Med Published Online First: 01 April 2019. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2018-105414



  1. Barber CM, Fishwick D, Carder M, van Tongeren M. Epidemiology of silicosis: reports from the SWORD scheme in the UK from 1996 to 2017 Occup Environ Med Published Online First: 10 November 2018. doi:10.1136/oemed-2018-105337
  2. Barber CM, Fishwick D, Seed MJ, Carder M, Van-Tongeren M. Artificial stone-associated silicosis in the UK Occup Environ Med Published Online First: 14 February 2018
  3. Bhoyrul B, Lecamwasam K, Wilkinson M, Latheef F, Stocks SJ, Agius R, Carder M. A review of non-glove personal protective equipment-related occupational dermatoses reported to EPIDERM between 1993 and 2013. Contact dermatitis. 2018. Available from, DOI: 10.1111/cod.13177
  4. Hulls P, Money A, Agius R, de Vocht F. Work-related ill-health in UK radiographers. Occupational Medicine 05.03.2018.
  5. Montgomery RL, Agius R, Wilkinson SM, Carder M. UK trends of allergic occupational skin disease attributed to fragrances 1996-2015. Contact Dermatitis. 2018 Jan;78(1):33-40. doi: 10.1111/cod.12902. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
  6. Seed M, Zarin N and Agius R. How to do it series   -   OPRA reporting online. Occupational Medicine



  1. Carder M, Darnton A, Gittins M, Stocks SJ, Ross D, Barber CM, Agius RM. Chest physician-reported, work-related, long-latency respiratory disease in Great Britain. European Respiratory Journal Dec 2017, 50 (6) 1700961; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.00961-2017

  2. Lastovkova A, Carder M, Rasmussen HM, Sjoberg L, de Groene GJ, Sauni R, Vevoda J, Vevodova S, Lasfargues G, Svartengren M, Varga M, Colossio C, Pelclova D. Burnout syndrome as an occupational disease in the European Union: an exploratory study. Ind Health. 2017 Nov 3. doi: 10.2486/indhealth.2017-0132. [Epub ahead of print]

  3. Zhou Y, Dodman J, Hussey L,  Sen D, Rayner C, Zarin N, Agius RA. Electronic, Experiential, Learning, Audit and Benchmarking (EELAB): An innovative educational resource in occupational medicine. Occup Med (Lond) 2017 Jul 1;67(5):363-370.
  4. Zhou AY, Carder M, Gittins M, Agius R. Work-related ill health in doctors working in Great Britain: incidence rates and trends. The British Journal of Psychiatry, bjp.bp.117.202929; DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.117.202929
  5. Zhou AY, Carder M, Hussey L, Gittins M, Agius R; Differential reporting of work-related mental ill-health in doctors, Occup Med (Lond) 2017 Aug 4; doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqx109. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Bensefa-Colas, L., Stocks, S.J., McNamee, R., Faye, S., Pontin, F., Agius, R.M., Lasfargues, G., RNV3P members, Telle-Lamberton, M. and Momas, I. Effectiveness of the European chromium(vi) directive for cement implementation on occupational allergic contact dermatitis occurrence: assessment in France and the U.K. Br J Dermatol 2017; 177: 873–876. Full text link doi:10.1111/bjd.15261 
  7. Zhou Y, Dodman J, Hussey L,  Sen D, Rayner C, Zarin N, Agius RA. Electronic, Experiential, Learning, Audit and Benchmarking (EELAB): An innovative educational resource in occupational medicine. Occup Med (Lond) 2017 Jul 1;67(5):363-370. Full text link doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqx057.
  8. Carder M, Hussey L, Money A, Gittins M, McNamee R, Stock SJ, Sen D, Agius RM. The Health and Occupation Research Network (THOR) - an evolving surveillance system. SHAW 2017; 8(3):231-236 Full text link
  9. Gittins M, McNamee R, Holland F, Carter LA. Accounting for reporting fatigue is required to accurately estimate incidence in voluntary reporting health schemes. J Clin Epidemiol. 2017;  Jan;81:77-85 Full text link doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.09.006.



  1. Barber CM, Wiggans RE, Carder M, Agius R. Short Report: Epidemiology of occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis; reports from the SWORD scheme in the UK from 1996 to 2015. Occup Environ Med 2017;74:528-530
  2. Hussey L, Thorley K and Agius R. Reporting and prediction of work-related sickness absence by general practitioners. Occup Med (Lond) 2016; 66 (8):662-668 Full text link doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqw108



  1. Van der Molen HF, Stocks SJ, Frings-Dresen MHW (2015). Exploring Study Designs for Evaluation of Interventions Aimed to Reduce Occupational Diseases and Injuries. Safety and Health at Work. Full text link doi:10.1016/
  2. Money A, Carder M, Hussey L, Agius RM. (2015) The utility of information collected by occupational disease monitoring systems. Occup Med (Lond) 65 (8): 626-631 Full text link doi:10.1093/occmed/kqv138
  3. Jarvis J, Seed MJ, Stocks SJ and Agius RM. (2015) A refined QSAR model for prediction of chemical asthma hazard Occup Med (Lond) 65 (8): 659-666 Full text link: doi:10.1093/occmed/kqv105
  4. Stocks SJ, Jones K, Piney M and Agius RM. (2015) Isocyanate exposure and asthma in the UK vehicle repair industry. Occup Med (Lond) 65 (9): 713-8 Full text link: doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqv108.
  5. Seed MJ, Enoch SJ, Agius RM. (2015) Chemical determinants of occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Occup Med (Lond)  65 (8): 673-681 Full text link: doi:10.1093/occmed/kqv143
  6. Carder M, Bensefa-Colas L, Mattioli S, Noone P, Stikova E, Valenty M and Telle-Lamberton M. (2015) A review of occupational disease surveillance systems in Modernet countries. Occup Med (Lond) 65 (8): 615-625 Full text link: doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqv081
  7. Jabbour R, Turner S, Hussey L, Page F, Agius R. (2015) Workplace injury data reported by occupational physicians and general practitioners. Occup Med (Lond) 65 (4): 296-302 Full text link doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqv014
  8. Urwin R, Warburton K, Carder M, Turner S, Agius R, Wilkinson SM. (2015) Methylchloroisothiazolinone & methylisothiazolinone contact allergy: an occupational perspective. Contact Dermatitis, 72(6):381-6 Full text link doi: 10.1111/cod.12379.
  9. Hussey L, Money A, Gittins M, Agius R. (2015) Has the fit note reduced general practice sickness certification rates? Occup Med (Lond), 65 (3): 182-189. Full text link doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqu207
  10. Money A, Hann M, Turner S, Hussey L and, Agius R. (2015) The influence of prior training on GPs’ attitudes to sickness absence certification post-fit note. Primary Health Care Research and Development 16 (5): 528-39. Full text link doi: 10.1017/S1463423614000577
  11. Stocks SJ, McNamee R, Turner S, Carder M, Agius RM (2015) The impact of national level interventions to improve hygiene on the incidence of irritant contact dermatitis in healthcare workers: changes in incidence from 1996-2012 and interrupted times series analysis. Br J Dermatol 173(1): 165-171. Full text link doi: 10.1111/bjd.13719.
  12. Stock SJ et al. Trends in incidence of occupational asthma, contact dermatitis, noise-induced hearing loss, carpal tunnel syndrome and upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in European countries from 2000 to 2012 Occup Environ Med, 72:294-303 Full text link doi:10.1136/oemed-2014-102534
  13. Warburton KL,  Urwin R, Carder M, Turner S, Agius R, Wilkinson SM. (2015) UK rates of occupational skin disease attributed to rubber accelerators, 1996-2012. Contact Dermatitis, 72(5):305-11. Full text link doi: 10.1111/cod
  14. Money A, Carder M, Noone P, Hayes J, Bourke J, Turner S, Agius R. (2015) Work-related ill-health: Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Great Britain 2005-2012. Occup Med (Lond), 65:15–21 Full text link doi:10.1093/occmed/kqu137
  15. Turner S, Forman SD, McNamee R, Wilkinson SM, Agius R. (2015) Investigating work-related neoplasia associated with solar radiation. Occup Med (Lond).65(1):22-28. Full text link doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqu156