Gavin King, BSc MSc.
Research Staff


Red Rocks, Nevada


Field Work, Northern New Brunswick (AQHI study 2012)

Contact Details
ghking@dal.ca
Office Tel: 1-902-494-3278

Education

Masters of Science in Community Health and Epidemiology

2011

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

  • Thesis Topic: Quantifying the Spatial and Temporal Variation of the Air Quality Health Index in Halifax Nova Scotia
    Supervisors: Mark Gibson, Ph.D. and Judy Guernsey, PhD

Bachelor of Science Honours, Co-op – Environmental Science

2008

Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia

  • Thesis Topic: Community environmental noise and the built environment in two Halifax neighbourhoods

Supervisor: Daniel Rainham, Ph.D.

Bachelor of Science – Advanced Major – Earth Sciences

2003

Skills/training

Computer Skills:

Additional Training:

  • ArcGIS
  • Leadership Training (Parks Canada)
  • Experienced with: Microsoft office, SigmaPlot, Chromeleon,
  • Public and media interaction and public speaking training (Parks Canada)
  • Limited experience with: SAS, R
  • Cultural awareness training (Parks Canada)
  • Experienced with CMB and PMF models
  • W.H.M.I.S. training (Dalhousie University)

 Analytical / field skills:

Work Experience

Research Scientist

Dec 2011 - current

Dalhousie University – Process Engineering and Applied Science (Faculty of Engineering)

  • Conducting a research project to assist in modeling the Air Quality Health Index in Northern New Brunswick
  • Conducting IC analysis for anion and cation for various projects
  • Leading a Chemical Mass Balance modeling project to assess daily exposure of VOC’s for participants

Research Support Staff (part time)

Sept 2009 –Nov 2011

Dalhousie University – Department of Community Health and Epidemiology (Faculty of Medicine)

  • Completed my Master’s Thesis on the Air Quality Health Index in Halifax Nova Scotia
  • Assisting in both field work and laboratory analysis, including Ogawa and filter based collection methods, laboratory and data analysis and report completion
  • Assisting in the completion of several studies including: wood smoke infiltration into 32 homes in the Annapolis Valley Region of Nova Scotia and assessing levels of NO2 and O3 in The Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

Research Support Staff

Sept 2008 – Aug 2009

Dalhousie University – Department of Community Health and Epidemiology (Faculty of Medicine)

  • Assisting in the analysis of data for several studies examining the impact of air pollution on human health for a variety of projects
  • Assisting in the design and execution of a study examine the levels of air pollutants in and outside 50 homes in the Halifax Region of Nova Scotia
  • Assisting in field sampling campaigns and laboratory analysis for several projects as needed

Research Assistant

Jan- Aug 2007

Dalhousie University - Environmental Science Program (Faculty of Science)

  • Design and conduct of a study to examine the accuracy of portable GPS units under various human movement conditions
  • Combined the previous effort with portable particulate monitors to assess personal exposure of a range of participants in urban and rural environments
  • Assisting in a larger study to explore human movement through the urban environment including 45 minute participant interviews, instruction of GPS unit use and final data analysis

Environmental Student (work term)

May- Sept 2006

Public Works and Government Services Canada

  • Conducting environmental assessment screenings in accordance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act for a range of projects
  • Communicating with project proponents, managers and engineers to gather project information
  • Writing notices of commencement to be published on the Canadian Environmental Registry

Peer-Reviewed Publications

 Reports and Monographs

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

Poster Presentations