Brock University graduate Andreas Flouris (MSc ’04) has been honoured with a place on Time magazine’s TIME100 Next list, which recognizes rising leaders in health, climate, business, sports, the arts and more.
Now an environmental physiologist, Flouris completed a Master of Science in Health Sciences at Brock in 2004 under the supervision of Brent Faught, Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences. After graduating, he attended Dalhousie University to pursue a PhD in Thermal Physiology under the supervision of Stephen Cheung, who is now a Professor and Senior Research Fellow with Brock’s Department of Kinesiology.
Flouris is an Associate Professor with the University of Thessaly in Greece and an Adjunct Professor in Environmental Medicine at the University of Ottawa.
As the founder and Director of the Functional Architecture of Mammals in their Environment (FAME) Laboratory at the University of Thessaly’s Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, he oversees 16 researchers who investigate the health and performance effects of environmental factors, with a focus on the impacts of heat.
For more than 15 years, Flouris has advised governments and international organizations, such as the World Health Organization, International Labour Organization, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, on environmental sustainability, health impact assessment, risk communication and the health effects of climate change and environmental factors.
He has collaborated with many organizations to develop preventative measures to reduce the impacts of environmental factors for workers, athletes and the general population, and to establish rest and rehydration protocols for high-heat conditions.
Flouris has been a co-ordinator or partner with numerous national and international research projects in Europe and North America, and he has published widely on the effects of different environmental factors on human health, productivity and performance.
He is developing a weather app that factors in local conditions to better inform workers and their employers on how to stay safe.