IVHHN has three categories of members:

  1. Expert Members. Members who specifically study volcanic emissions and related health hazards.
  2. Organization Members. Members who are directors or presidents of volcano observatories and organizations.
  3. Corresponding Members. Members who have a broad interest in IVHHN and would like to be kept informed of workshops and information.

Please use the links above to choose a category of volcanic health hazard research. Use the dropdown menus above to select a category and an expert member.


The Expert Members of IVHHN are:

Dr Claire Horwell
Director of IVHHN
Associate Professor
Institute of Hazard, Risk & Resilience
Department of Earth Sciences, Durham University, UK

Dr Peter Baxter
Consultant Physician
Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Steve Sparks
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK


Dr Andrew Allen
Research Fellow
Departamento de Química Analítica, UNESP, Brazil

Hilary Cowie
Senior Statistician and Epidemiologist
Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK

Dr Shane Cronin
Massey University, New Zealand

Dr Walter D'Alessandro
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Palermo, Italy

Dr Pierre Delmelle
Environment Department, University of York,UK

Dr Doug Dockery
Harvard University, USA

Professor Ken Donaldson
Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, UK

Tamar Elias
Hawai'i Volcano Observatory, USGS

Dr Gerald Ernst
Department of Geology & Soil Science, University of Ghent

Dr Ivana Fenoglio
Research Fellow
Dipartimento di Chimica IFM, Universita degli studi di Torino, Italy

Professor Bice Fubini
Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry
Director of the Interdepartmental Center "G. Scansetti" for Studies on Asbestos and other toxic particulates
Dipartimento di Chimica IFM, Universita degli studi di Torino, Italy

Prof John Grattan
Senior Lecturer - Associate Dean of Science
The Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences
The University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Dr Anna Hansell
Welcome Intermediate Clinical Fellow
Dept Epidemiology & Public Health
Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary's, London, UK

Dr Grant Heiken
331 Windantide Pl., Freeland
WA 98249-9683, USA

Dr Ilan Kelman
Senior Research Fellow
CICERO, Norway

Dr Simon Kemp
Senior Scientific Officer
British Geological Survey, Nottingham, UK

Dr Tomofumi Kozono
Research Fellow
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention

Dr Jean-Pierre Michaud
Associate Professor of Chemistry
University of Hawaii at Hilo, USA

Dr Johannes Obenholzner
Research Associate
Naturhistorisches Museum/Mineralogie
Vienna, Austria

Dr Clive Oppenheimer
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr Geoff Plumlee
USGS, Denver, USA

Dr Alison Searl
Director of Environmental Consultancy
Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK

Dr Carol Stewart
Research Affiliate
GNS Science/Massey University, New Zealand

Prof. Vicki Stone
Biomedicine Research Group, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK

Dr Graham Tobin
Department of Geography
University of South Florida, USA

Dr Lang Tran
Senior Scientist
Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK

Dr Phil Weinstein
School of Population Health
University of Western Australia

Dr Linda Whiteford
Department of Anthropology
University of South Florida USA

Dr Ben Williamson
Lecturer in Applied Mineralogy
Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, UK

Dr Claire Witham
Atmospheric Dispersion Scientist
Met Office, Exeter, UK


Organization Members:


Professor Giovanni Macedonio
Osservatorio Vesuviano, Italy


Dr Paul Cole
Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Montserrat, West Indies


Dr Warner Marzocchi
World Organisation of Volcano Observatories


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Download our pamphlets on preparing for ashfall and on the health hazards of ash. They are designed for mass distribution at the onset of new eruptions. They are now avaiable in English, Japanese, French Spanish, Portuguese, Swahili, Indonesian and Icelandic with Italian versions being available shortly. Please see our Pamphlets page for further infomation.





IVHHN has an article under the Guidelines tab which used to be called 'Recommended Face Masks'. This has now been updated to 'Information on face masks' and is an interim page whilst the Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions project investigates which types of respiratory protection are effective in protecting the general population from volcanic ash inhalation. Please note that the translations in Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese have not yet been updated.



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