Name: Zornitsa Spasova
Educational Qualification: Ph.D.
Designation: Chief Assistant Professor
Department: European Centre of Environment and Health
University: Consultant at WHO European Centre of Environment and Health (ECEH), Bonn, Germany
Research Interests: Medical Geography, Biometeorologand Public Health
Biography: Work on research projects in the field of Medical Geography, Biometeorology, Public Health: ? Health enhancing physical activity – project conducted by the World Health Organization. Work on 2 topics – Legal analyses of the Bulgarian law documents concerning physical activity and Economic analysis on the health consequences on physical activity/hypodynamia. ? Meteorological conditions and road safety; ? Extreme weather events in Bulgaria and public health responses; ? Child traumatism – international comparison ? Heat waves and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality ? The impact of climate change on parasitic diseases ? Studying of the public opinion on climate change and its effects on human health ? Weather, climate and mental health ? Participation in a project coordinated by the Ministry of environment and the World bank group “National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan" Teaching post-graduating courses: ? Climate change and human health ? Give expert position papers on the problem of the influence of climate change on human health for the Ministry of Health ? External reviewer for the program “Fellowship fund of the EEA and Norway Grants” at the Ministry of Education and Science – from March 2014 until November 2015 ? Freelanced journalist