Associate Professor Kim Natasha Dirks

BSc, MSc(1st Hons), PhD

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Environmental physics
  • Air pollution modelling
  • Air pollutoin 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 

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: Alana Chester - Environmental Science (with J. Salmond)
  • MSc: Shymala Sidharth - Environmental Science (with J. Salmond)

Distinctions/Honours

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

Responsibilities

Acting Head of Section (January to July 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

 

 

 

Areas of expertise

Air pollution

Environmental noise

Urban design

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • University Staffing Committee - Elected Sub-Professorial member
  • University of  Auckland 'Women in Leadership Programme' - Member of the working group

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Salmond, J. A., Tadaki, M., Vardoulakis, S., Arbuthnott, K., Coutts, A., Demuzere, M., ... Macintyre, H. (2016). Health and climate related ecosystem services provided by street trees in the urban environment. Environmental Health, 15 (Suppl 1).10.1186/s12940-016-0103-6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jennifer Salmond
  • McBride, D., Lovelock, K., Shepherd, D., Dirks, K., Welch, D., & Gray, A. (2016). Community exposure to hazardous site remediation in rural New Zealand: an exposed-referent study of serum dioxins and health effects. Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, 40 (5), 412-417. 10.1111/1753-6405.12583
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Welch

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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