Environmental Research Group
Who's Who in ERG? - Dr Christina Mitsakou
Dr Christina Mitsakou
Environmental Research Group
King's College London
150 Stamford Street
Tel: 020 7848 4005
Fax: 020 7848 4045
I am working on TRAFFIC Pollution and Health in London project and my work focuses on the development
of a hybrid exposure model for calculating personal exposure during transport within the city.
In the frame of it, detailed journey information is obtained by implementing advanced GIS techniques
and people exposure is estimated along their travel routes.
The aim of this work is to investigate the exposure misclassification of the population by comparison
with exposure estimated at their home address
and aid policy development aimed at reducing human exposure to traffic-related air pollution.
Prior to my appointment in ERG, I worked in the University of Athens, School of Physics as a Research Associate (2007-2011),
where I have gained much experience on atmospheric modelling by developing and implementing regional atmospheric/air
quality modelling systems. I also worked in the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos", Greece (2001-2007)
on simulating multiphase (aerosol) flow dynamics and convective mass transfer.
My PhD thesis (2006) focused on the development of a respiratory tract dosimetric model
that calculates the particle deposition along the human lung by describing the physical
processes of the suspended particles and interaction mechanisms with the ambient air.
The implementation of the dosimetric model has enabled the study of health impacts in
terms of inhaled dose under variant exposure conditions,
i.e. during walking in a polluted urban street or cooking inside a residence.
Mitsakou, C., Eleftheriadis, K., Housiadas, C., and Lazaridis, M., 2003.
Modeling of the dispersion of depleted uranium aerosol, Health Physics 84, 538-544.
Mitsakou, C., Helmis, C., and Housiadas, C., 2005. Eulerian modelling of lung deposition with sectional representation of aerosol dynamics, Journal of Aerosol Science 36, 75-94.
Mitsakou, C., Housiadas, C., Eleftheriadis, K., Vratolis, S., Helmis, C., and Asimakopoulos, D., 2007. Lung deposition of fine and ultrafine particles resulting from indoor activity, Indoor Air 17, 143-152.
Mitsakou, C., Kallos, G., Papantoniou, N., Spyrou, C., Solomos, S., Astitha, M., Housiadas, C., 2008. Saharan dust levels in Greece and received inhalation doses, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 8, 7181-7192.
Spyrou, C., Mitsakou, C., Kallos, G., Louka, P., Vlastou, G., 2010. An improved limited-area model for describing the dust cycle in the atmosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research 115, D17211, doi:10.1029/2009JD013682.
Nopmongcol, U., Koo, B., Tai, E., Jung, J., Piyachaturawat, P., Emery, C., Yarwood, G., Pirovano, G., Mitsakou, C., Kallos, G., 2011. Modeling Europe with CAMx for the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII), Atmospheric Environment 53, 177-185.
Mitsakou, C., Beevers, S., Anderson, H.R., Kelly, F., 2012. Developing a detailed human exposure model using space-time-activity data for 90k people in London, 2012 Annual UK Review meeting on Outdoor and Indoor Air Pollution Research, 3-4 May 2012, Cranfield University, UK.
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