Professor Tom Sorahan PhD, DSc, FFOM(Hon)

Professor Tom Sorahan

Institute of Applied Health Research
Professor of Occupational Epidemiology

Contact details

Address
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Institute of Applied Health Research
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Tom Sorahan has published more than 60 first-authored peer-reviewed papers on the identification and quantification of occupational cancer risks.

Qualifications

  • DSc 1998
  • PhD 1982

Teaching

Teaching Programmes 

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Sorahan is interested in supervising doctoral researchers in the identification and quantification of occupational cancer risks by means of epidemiological approaches.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Sorahan, T 2019, 'Cancer incidence in UK electricity generation and transmission workers, 1973-2015', Occupational Medicine.

Bithell, JF, Draper, GJ, Sorahan, T & Stiller, CA 2018, 'Childhood cancer research in Oxford I: the Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancers', British Journal of Cancer, vol. 119, pp. 756-762. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-018-0180-0

Sorahan, T, Odgerel, C-O & Takahashi, K 2017, 'Estimation of the global burden of mesothelioma deaths from incomplete national mortqlity data', Occupational and Environmental Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2017-104298

Sorahan, T, Boniol, M, Koechlin, A, Boyle, P & JKakobsson, K 2017, 'Cancer incidence in cohorts of workers in the rubber manufacturing industry first employed since 1975 in the UK and Sweden', Occupational and Environmental Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1136/oemed-2016-103989

Litchfield, I, Sorahan, T & van Tongeren, M 2016, 'Radiofrequency exposure amongst employees of mobile network operators and broadcasters', Radiation Protection Dosimetry. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncw283

Sorahan, T, Williams, G, Aardema, M & Acquavella, J 2016, 'A review of the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate by four independent expert panels and comparison to the IARC assessment', Critical Reviews in Toxicology, vol. 46, no. S1, pp. 3-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408444.2016.1214677

Acquavella, J, Garabrant, D, Marsh, G, Sorahan, T & Weed, D 2016, 'Glyphosate epidemiology expert panel review: a weight of evidence systematic review of the relationship between glyphosate exposure and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or multiple myeloma', Critical Reviews in Toxicology, vol. 46, no. S1, pp. 28-43. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408444.2016.1214681

Sorahan, T & Mohammed, N 2016, 'Incidence of myelodysplastic syndrome in UK petroleum distribution and oil refinery workers, 1995-2011', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 13, no. 5, 474. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13050474

Sorahan, T, Boniol, M, Koechlin, A, Swiatkowska, B, Wellmann, J, Taeger, D, Jakobsson, K, Pira, E, Boffetta, P, La Vecchia, C, Pizot, C & Boyle, P 2016, 'Cancer mortality in cohorts of workers in the European rubber manufacturing industry first employed since 1975', Annals of Oncology, vol. 27, pp. 933-941. https://doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mdw061

Morfeld, P, Mundt, KA, Dell, LD, Sorahan, T & McCunney, RJ 2016, 'Meta-analysis of cardiac mortality in three cohorts of carbon black production workers', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 13, no. 3, doi:10.3390/ijerph13030302, pp. 302. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13030302

Sorahan, T 2015, 'Multiple myeloma and glyphosate use: a re-analysis of UK Agricultural Health Study (AHS) data', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 1548-1559. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120201548

Sorahan, T & Mohammed, N 2014, 'Neurodegenerative disease and magnetic field exposure in UK electricity supply workers', Occupational Medicine, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 454-460. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqu105

Sorahan, T 2014, 'Magnetic fields and brain tumour risks in UK electricity supply workers', Occupational Medicine, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 157-165. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqu003

Sorahan, T 2014, 'Magnetic fields and leukaemia risks in UK electricity supply workers', Occupational Medicine, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 150-156. https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqu002

Letter

Sorahan, T 2016, 'Visualising and thinking and interpreting. Response to the Burstyn and De Roos comments on Sorahan, T. multiple myeloma and glyphosate use: a re-analysis of US Agricultural Health Study (AHS) data.', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 6. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14010006

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Expertise

Occupational cancer

Expertise

Industrial Cancer Risks