Sotiris Vardoulakis


Research Director
Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM)
Area of expertise: Health, Development, Built Environment
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The Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) is one of the leading providers of workplace, environmental and public health research and consultancy services. Our expertise extends across a very wide range of scientific disciplines, including exposure science, human factors, statistics, toxicology, epidemiology, health impact assessment, and information science. IOM research division employs nearly 25 scientists. We were established in 1969 in the UK as an independent charity, with origins in occupational health research, where we continue to have an international reputation for pioneering workplace health projects. Today our remit also extends into certain areas of environment and public health, and to the provision of consultancy and scientific services. The main focus of our work is associated with understanding and where possible reducing the risks to health from hazards in the workplace and in the wider environment. We have a strong international reputation for high quality published research, undertaken on behalf of our many research sponsors in government, industry and charitable institutions. IOM is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health, and has developed a successful track record of translating research into occupational, environmental and public health policy and practice. IOM co-ordinates the Healthy-Polis International Consortium for Urban Environmental Health and Sustainability. IOM has a strong interest in developing research that underpins the Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with organisations in developing countries including from Sub-Saharan Africa. We are particularly interested in joining the BOVA network because of our interest and expertise in public health and the built environment, and our commitment to improving health and the environment in developing countries.

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Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM)