Sotiris Vardoulakis, Head of the Environmental Change Department at the Centre for Radiation, Chemical & Environmental Hazards of Public Health England, United Kingdom
Sotiris Vardoulakis, MSc, PhD, is an environmental health scientist and Leader of the Air Pollution and Climate Change Group at DH and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has extensive experience of working in the public health sector, local government, research and academia in the UK and overseas. Dr Vardoulakis is Co-Chair of the International Consortium for Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability (“Healthy-Polis”), and has been the Health Sector Champion and one of the main authors of the first national UK Climate Change Risks Assessment (2012) and key contributor to the UK National Adaptation Programme (2013). As Air Pollution and Climate Change Group Leader and Leader of the COMEAP (Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants) secretariat, he advises Government Departments on issues related to air quality, climate change and public health. He is also the UK representative at the WHO Task Force on Health Effects of Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, and a WHO temporary adviser on climate change and health. He has been involved in several national and EU funded projects on environmental health, including INTARESE; PUrE and Indicators of the Effects of Climate Change on Health and Emergency Planning in England.
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