UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Dr Sani Dimitroulopoulou

Honorary Senior Lecturer


Dr Sani Dimitroulopoulou is a Senior Environmental Scientist within the Air Pollution and Climate Change Group, Environmental Change Department in Public Health England (PHE). She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL, The Bartlett School Environment, Energy and Resources since January 2016. Sani has a first degree in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry and Diploma of Imperial College (DIC), from Imperial College London, which was completed in 1997.

Her research interests include air pollution related effects on health and exposure assessment to air pollution, based on modelling and monitoring of outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution and ventilation, health impact assessments and development of environmental public health indicators. She has over twenty-year experience developed through her work at Imperial College and Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the UK and more recently at the National Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (Greek Environment Agency) and the University of West Macedonia in Greece.

Her current duties at PHE include advising Government Departments (e.g. DfE, DCLG) and other Organisations (e.g. NICE) on the effects of indoor air pollution on health. She also provides expert advice to other Groups within PHE as well as a Secretariat function to the independent advisory Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) and its Subgroups. Sani leads the indoor air quality and carbon monoxide policy activities within the Environmental Change Dept.

Sani is a Member of the Cross Government Group on Gas Safety and Carbon Monoxide Awareness. She is the Secretary of the UK Indoor Environments Group (UKIEG) - a multidisciplinary network of academics, policy-makers and industry - set up to co-ordinate and to provide a focus for UK activity concerned with indoor environments, health and well-being - and Member of the Executive Committee of MESAEP (Mediterranean Scientific Association of Environmental Protection). She is also Member of the British Standards Committee on Indoor Air.

Research Summary

Sani has been involved in air pollution research since her PhD at Imperial College, with initial research focusing on modelling of outdoor air pollution (photochemical ozone episodes). Given that people in the UK spent most of their time in the indoor environment, her post doc research shifted to indoor air quality. Working with Prof Mike Ashmore and other colleagues, she developed various versions of the probabilistic modelling framework INDAIR/EXPAIR, which simulates indoor air pollution and population exposure. Her previous work at BRE included applied research and consulting on monitoring of outdoor and indoor air pollution in homes and offices, measurements of ventilation rates, modelling of indoor air quality and population exposure and air quality assessments in urban areas for new developments.

She has either participated or been a Principal Investigator in more than 35 research and consulting projects funded by UK Government Departments (e.g. DETR, DTI, DH) as well as by the Greek Department of Environment, research councils (e.g. EPSRC, ADMLC), the European Union (i.e. FP4, Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, FP7, H2020 for HOPE, EPHECT, OFFICAIR, EURO-HEALTHY projects, respectively) and private clients. Finally, she has co-supervised MSc and PhD students through to completion.

Sani is author, co-author and editor of 1 book, 3 published reports, more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals and conferences and more than 50 technical research and consulting reports.