Sotiris Vardoulakis

February 1, 2023

Sotiris Vardoulakis

HEAL Director & ACT Hub Lead

Sotiris Vardoulakis is Director of the NHMRC Healthy Environments And Lives (HEAL) National Research Network and Professor of Environmental Public Health at the University of Canberra Health Research Institute. Previously, Sotiris held senior academic, civil service and consultancy positions in the UK and Australia. He was Director of Research at the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh, Head of the Environmental Change Department at Public Health England, and Professor of Global Environmental Health at the Australian National University. He is currently Honorary Professor at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter, and Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

For more than 25 years, Sotiris has advised national and local governments and international organizations, such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, the European Parliament, the Pacific Community, and the UK and Australian Governments on the health effects of climate change, air pollution and extreme events, and on sustainable development, health impact assessment, risk communication, and public health. Sotiris has been involved in numerous research projects, including field studies, environmental monitoring and modelling, epidemiology, risk assessment, evidence reviews, and policy analysis in Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.


We acknowledge the HEAL (Healthy Environments And Lives) National Research Network, which receives funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council Special Initiative in Human Health and Environmental Change (Grant No. 2008937).
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