HCWH Europe Board

Hanns M. Moshammer - Chair

Hanns M. Moshammer, MD, is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Environmental Health at the Medical University Vienna in Austria. He serves as an expert for the Indoor Air Quality working group of the EU Commission, as well as being tapped as an expert when information on environmental health is needed for court cases. He also coordinates and participates in research projects in Austria and other European countries. Hanns is also Co-President of the Austrian Doctors for a Healthy Environment (AeGU). 

Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati - Secretary

Polyxeni Nicolopoulou-Stamati, MD, PhD, is Professor of Environmental Pathology at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), in Greece, where she oversees the "Environment and Health: Capacity Building for Decision Making" masters program. She also teaches at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). Neni has published on the environmental impacts of transportation and mobility, as well as waste management. She has also published material on a range of issues such as fertility, endocrine disrupters, cancer, and congenital diseases. She is a member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Luc Hens - Treasurer

Luc Hens, PhD, is currently the Advisor for Scientific Publications for the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Environment, Development and Sustainability. Luc was previously the Chair of the Human Ecology Department at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). His research interests focus on interdisciplinary approaches in human ecology. Fields of research activity include environmental health, sustainable development and environmental management.

Davide Sgarzi - Board Member

Davide Sgarzi, a chemist, works for the local government of the Emilia-Romagna Region of Italy, where he coordinates working groups on liquid and solid hospital waste management and helps to put environmental management in place in public hospitals and local health units. He also addresses worker safety in the building yards of highways and railways and emergency planning in industrial plants that are at risk of major environmental hazards. He is a lecturer at the Bologna University on sustainable development and waste management.

Michael Wilks - Board Member

Michael Wilks, MB, BS, FFFLM was Senior Forensic Medical Examine at St Mary's Hospital and is currently Forensic Medical Examiner at the Metropolitan Police in London, UK. He has served on the Ethics Committee of the British Medical Association and was recently elected BMA's Vice-President. He was also President and Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and developed CPME's policy on the health aspects of climate change.

Sonia Roschnik - Board Member

Sonia Roschnik is Head of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) for the NHS, Public Health and Social Care in England. She is a senior member of Hughes Hall in Cambridge and continues to be involved with the Humanitarian Centre, Cambridge, where she was formerly the Director. Sonia has spent almost twenty years working in health and social services in the UK, in Europe and further afield. She has experience working as a clinician, PFI project manager and Deputy Director of Operations at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.