Plenary Speaker

Dr. Sotiris Vardoulakis, Professor of Global Environmental Health, The Australian National University, Australia

Dr. Sotiris Vardoulakis

Dr. Sotiris Vardoulakis is inaugural Professor of Global Environmental Health at the Australian National University (ANU) National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health. Prior to this appointment he was Director of Research and Head of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Occupational Health at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh, UK. He is also founding co-Chair of the International Consortium for Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability (Healthy-Polis) and Honorary Professor at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter Medical School. Previously he was Head of the Air Pollution and Climate Change Group, and of the Environmental Change Department, at Public Health England, and held academic positions at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Birmingham.

Over the last 20 years, he has advised national and local governments and international organizations, including the World Health Organization, the European Parliament, the UK Government, the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Australian Department of Health, on the health effects of climate change and air pollution, and on environmental sustainability, health protection, occupational hygiene, and risk communication. He is Specialty Chief Editor (Health and Cities) for Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, and Associate Editor (Climate Change and Health) for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

He holds a BS in Physics from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, a MSc in Environmental Engineering Technology from Imperial College London, and a PhD in Urban Air Quality from the University of Greenwich.

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