Sotiris Vardoulakis, Research Director, Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), United Kingdom
Sotiris Vardoulakis, MSc, PhD, is an environmental public health scientist; he is Director of Research at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in Edinburgh, and founding co-Chair of the International Consortium for Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability (Healthy-Polis). Previously he was Head of the Environmental Change Department, and Leader of the Air Pollution and Climate Change Group at Public Health England. He served as Topic Expert Member of the NICE Public Health Advisory Committee on Outdoor Air Pollution. He was Health Sector Champion and one of the main authors of the first UK Climate Change Risks Assessment and key contributor to the National Adaptation Programme. He has advised national and local Governments and international organisations on the health effects of air pollution and climate change, and on environmental policies for sustainable urban development. He is honorary Professor at the European Centre for Environment & Human Health at Exeter University Medical School, and also holds honorary academic appointments with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and the University of Birmingham.
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