Dr Sari Kovats

Associate Professor

United Kingdom


Department of Public Health, Environments and Society
Faculty of Public Health and Policy


Centre for Evaluation
Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health


Research Degrees. PhD Supervisor: First Supervisor for Amanda Quintana [2020-2026], Indira Bose [2021-2024], Ross Thompson [2021-2024] and Second Supervisor for Luis Baptista Mieiro [2022-2026], Claudia Offner [2023-2027], and Antonia Hodgson at UCL [2020-2023]. PhD examiner (3).

• Completed PHDs. Lloyd SJ (2020) Modelling the relation between climate change and undernutrition at the global-level: the use of multiple perspectives to gain new insights. PhD (research paper style) thesis, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. DOI:

Masters teaching:

• Stream Advisor Environmental Health stream in intensive MSc Public Health [2020- ].

• Module organiser Environment, Health and Sustainable Development for MSc Public Health intensive course [2010- ]. Module Organiser for Environmental Health Policy for Public Health in-house course [2021]. Organiser of Study Unit Epidemiology in Context for MSc Epidemiology [2000-3]. Deputy Module Organiser for Environment MSc Global Health Policy [Distance-Learning] [2010-2012].

• Personal tutor for MSc Public Health. Teaching on MSc Modules: Basic Epidemiology, Environmental Health Policy, Issues in Public Health. Environmental Epidemiology,

Chair of Exam Board MSc Public Health (Environment Stream): 2009-2011.

• Lecturer for the Environment Module in MPhil Epidemiology, University of Cambridge (2006-2019).

• Short Courses. Course organiser European Advanced Study Course, Climate Change and Human Health, 8-17 September 1999, funded by EC Environment and Climate Programme. Teaching on summer schools: “Climate Change and Health: Research Methods and Policy Issues” Sept 2003, Australian National University, Canberra, and Climate and Health Colloquium, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, US, July 2004. Teaching on professional training course: Climate Change Science, Impacts and Policy Responses [2002-2009], Imperial College, London, UK.


Research Area
Climate change
Environmental Health
Evidence use
Health inequalities
Maternal health
Public health
Systematic reviews

Selected Publications

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report: Chapter 5, People and the Built Environment
KOVATS, S; Osborne, D;
Maternal and newborn health risks of climate change: A call for awareness and global action.
Roos, N; KOVATS, S; HAJAT, S; FILIPPI, V; Chersich, M; Luchters, S; Scorgie, F; Nakstad, B; Stephansson, O; CHAMNHA Consortium,;
Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica
Heat and health in the WHO European Region: updated evidence for effective prevention
Bjerglund Andersen, N; Böckmann, M;
WHO Regional Office for Europe
The English National Cohort Study of Flooding & Health: psychological morbidity at three years of follow up.
Mulchandani, R; ARMSTRONG, B; Beck, CR; Waite, TD; Amlôt, R; KOVATS, S; Leonardi, G; Rubin, GJ; Oliver, I;
BMC public health
Coastal flooding and frontline health care services: challenges for flood risk resilience in the English health care system.
Landeg, O; Whitman, G; Walker-Springett, K; Butler, C; Bone, A; KOVATS, S;
Journal of health services research & policy
Effect of Insurance-Related Factors on the Association between Flooding and Mental Health Outcomes.
Mulchandani, R; Smith, M; ARMSTRONG, B; English National Study of Flooding and Health Stud,; Beck, CR; Oliver, I;
International journal of environmental research and public health
A Global-Level Model of the Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Child Stunting via Income and Food Price in 2030.
LLOYD, SJ; Bangalore, M; CHALABI, Z; KOVATS, RS; Hallegatte, S; Rozenberg, J; Valin, H; Havlík, P;
Environmental health perspectives
KOVATS, S; Valentini, R; Bouwer, L; Georgopoulou, E; Jacob, D; Martin, E; Rounsevell, M; Soussana, J-F;
Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.
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