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I am a highly trained epidemiologist, bio-statistician and exposure scientist with over 15 years of experience. My research focus primarily on the assessment of the human exposure and the related health effects of dangerous substances such as bio-aerosols, indoor-air allergens, pesticides, inorganic dusts, nanomaterials, and other chemical agents as well as of physical and psychological exposures. I have substantial experience on the assessment of exposure to microbial dusts and their effect on respiratory health particularly among agricultural working populations and a strong interest on the use of statistical modelling as a method for improving quantitative exposure and risk assessment. I have been involved in several national and international epidemiological and consultancy projects focusing on a diverse range of populations including children.

Qualifications

2011     PhD in Medicine, Aarhus University (AU), Denmark (DK). Thesis: ‘Dust and endotoxin exposure in animal farming populations: formulating the basis for a model-based exposure assessment approach’

2007     MSc in Toxicology and Environmental Health, Utrecht University (UU), the Netherlands (NL)

2004     BSc in Agricultural Sciences, Technological Educational Institute Crete, Greece (GR)

Prizes and awards

11/2019               Cover Issue, Annals of Work Exposure and Health, 61(3), 2017

04/2019               Thomas Bedford memorial prize for most outstanding paper 2016-7, British Occupational Hygiene Society (https://doi.org/10.1093/annhyg/mew032)

 02/2019              Editors choice, Annals of Work Exposure and Health, 63(2), 2019

07/2018               Editors choice, Annals of Work Exposure and Health, 62(6), 2018

04/2017               Cover Issue, Annals of Work Exposure and Health, 61(3), 2017

09/2016               Best Poster Award by a Student/New Researcher, “25th International Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH) Conference”, Barcelona 2016.

10/2008               Young scientist sponsorship (bursary) from the European Respiratory Society (ERS), for attendance of the “ERS annual congress, Berlin 2008”.

07/2008               Highest ranked abstract in the Occupational and environmental epidemiology session of the “European Respiratory Society annual congress, Berlin 2008”.

07/2007               Danish Graduate School in Public Health Science (GRASPH) 1 year PhD fellowship.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Areas of expertise

  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • exposure assessment
  • Epidemiology
  • occupational health
  • environmental health
  • working conditions

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Thomas Ashton Institute

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  • Bedford prize

    Basinas, Ioannis (Recipient), 2018

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  • Best Poster Award by a Student/New Researcher

    Basinas, Ioannis (Recipient), 2016

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