Godwin Akpeimeh

Godwin Akpeimeh

Profile

Prior to my master degree, I had worked as a project manager to in a civil construction company (Mabs Excel Limited), hence i choose University of Leeds because of it special masters programme on project management. Since then i have been more and more involved in environmental related research. I am currently doing a PhD in Public Health and Environmental Engineering.

Research interests

​​Research Topic: Bioaerosol emission from Municipal Solid Waste dumpsites and the impact on exposure and associated health risks

My research involves measuring the emission of bioaerosols from MSW and assessing the health impacts posed on on-site solid waste scavengers, waste workers and residents living close to these dumpsites. Bioaerosols are microorganisms  that are aerosolized from source due to certain activities or environmental condition that could favor such state. These microorganisms in their aerosolized state are easily inhaled and with regular exposures over time, could result in acute or chronic respirable and gastrointestinal health effects on the individual especially, the immunocompromised. This research will present a new perspective of data base from dumpsites where  the emphasis over the years have been on the environmental pollution from leachates and particulate matter emissions.  

Keywords: Bioaerosols, Respiartory Health, Dumpsite Emissions, Waste Recycling

Qualifications

  • MSc Environmental Engineering and Project Management
  • BEng Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering