Associate Professor Kim Natasha Dirks

BSc, MSc(1st Hons), PhD

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Environmental physics
  • Air pollution modelling
  • Air pollution exposure
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Urban green space
  • Environmental noise

Teaching | Current

  • Physics 160 – Physics for the Life Sciences (Medical Physics Component)
  • Audiol 715 – Physics and Acoustics for Audiology
  • Audiol 714 - Hearing Aids and Other Devices (Contributor)
  • Poplhlth 726 - Health Protection (Contributor)

Postgraduate supervision

  • PhD: Mehrdad Rafiepour- Public Health (with J. Salmond and A. Woodward) 
  • MSc: Hannah Marley - Environmental Science (with J. Salmond)
  • MSc: Wilson Wu - Environmental Science (with J. Salmond)
  • MSc: Shymala Sidharth - Environmental Science (with J. Salmond)
  • MSc: Jiaqi Xu - Environmental Science (with J. Salmond)
  • MAud: Chrystal He - Audiology (with D. Welch)
  • MAud: Nadiia Shevchenko  - Audiology (with D. Welch)

Distinctions/Honours

  • Sustained Excellence in Teaching - UoA
  • Butland Award of Sustained Excellence in Teaching  - Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences - UoA

Responsibilities

Acting Deputy Head of School (July to December 2018)

Acting Head of Section (January to June 2018)

Editorial Board Member:

  • Hazardous Matters (New Journal 2018)
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH)
  • J- Multidisciplinary Scientific Journal
  • Open Atmospheric Science Journal
  • European Journal of Environment and Public Health

Institute of Directors - Future Directors Programme (MetService Board)

New Zealand Women in Leadership Programme  -  Steering Group Member

Healthy-Polis - Secretary

Areas of expertise

Air pollution

Environmental noise

Urban design

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI) - Staffing committee member

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Identifiers

Contact details

Alternative contact

Correct location:

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - POPULATION HEALTH
Level 3, Room 730-361
GATE 1 MORRIN RD
261 MORRIN RD
Auckland 1072
GLEN INNES
New Zealand

Primary office location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 3, Room 362
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1, 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND 1072
New Zealand

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