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Maud Huynen

Maud Huynen (1978) holds Masters Degrees in Environmental Health Science (2001) and Epidemiology (2003) and a Ph.D. in Global Health (2008).  She conducted her Ph.D. research ‘Future Health in a globalising world’ at the International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development (ICIS), Maastricht University. This PhD-project explored possible global health futures by means of the health transition theory, scenario analysis, and an integrated framework for globalisation and health. She currently is a research fellow at ICIS on topics related to global and environmental health.

In 2005-2010, Maud Huynen worked on the EU-FP6 INTARESE project as work package leader for WP3.7 Climate, which performs an integrated risk assessment of the “health impacts of climate change”. More recently, Maud worked on the ERA-NET-project ENHanCE (Risk assessment of the impact of global warming on human health and well-being) as work package leader of WP5 (Participatory Integrated Assessment of societal responses) and WP6 (Integrated Assessment Scenarios). She is also a researcher on the EU FP7 VISION RD4SD (VISION Research and Development for Sustainable Development) project. She will soon start working on the project HealthCap, a science-based capacity building project to improve risk assessment strategies to address the growing threat from water-related diseases (WRD) in Uzbekistan (funded by the the Volkswagen Foundation).

In addition, she is/has been involved in several Dutch projects exploring the health impacts of climate change. She is lead author of the ZonMw proposal for a national research programme on ‘Climate Change and Health’ and acted as a reviewer of the Health Council of The Netherlands’ report ‘Mondiale milieu-invloed op onze gezondheid’.

Until 2012, Maud coordinated the teaching activities carried out by ICIS. She has been involved in developing the MSc. Sustainability Science and Policy (MSc SSP). Maud has developed several BA and MSc courses for the Maastricht University College (UCM), the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG), the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science (FHML), and the Maastricht Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST). She currently coordinates the SSP course ‘Fundamentals of Sustainable Development’ and the UCM course ‘Sustainable Development: an introduction’. She teaches in several bachelor and master courses on topics related to sustainable development, climate change, global health, globalisation, and Integrated Assessment. Maud has been nominated for the Maastricht University Education Prize 2009.

Research interests

• Global health
• Environmental health, including the health effects of climate change
• Globalisation and global change
• Sustainable development
• Integrated Assessment, and integrated scenarios analysis in particular

E: m.huynen@maastrichtuniversity.nl
T: +31 (0)43 388 4840