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Peter Furu

Peter Furu

Associate Professor / Head of Studies

My professional background since 1983 includes activities in >25 developing countries (Africa, South East Asia, Middle East, Central America) and Denmark. Key areas within a global health context comprise higher education/training, knowledge management, consultancies and research on topics such as:

  • Environmental health
  • Health impact assessment (HIA)
  • Health related aspects of agricultural development and water resources development
  • Health impacts of climate change
  • Integrated schistosomiasis control
  • Research management and leadership

 

UCPH educational responsibilities

Master of Disaster Management (MDMa): Head of Studies; Lecturer and thesis supervisor

Master of Disaster Management (MDMa): Disaster Risk Management - From theory to practice: Lecturer

Master of Disaster Management (MDMa): Shelter and Settlements in Disasters: Course Leader 

Master of Science in Global Health (MScGH): Driver of Change in Health: Coping with Population and Environmental Dynamics:  Course Leader, lecturer and thesis supervisor 

Master of Science in Climate Change (MScCC): Climate Change - an Interdisciplinary Challenge: Lecturer 

Master of Science in Climate Change (MScCC):  Climate Change Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation: E-learning facilitator 

PhD Course on "Research Management and Leadership": Course Leader and lecturer

 

MOOCs

Coursera: Introduction to Global Health: "Health Impacts of Climate Change"

Primary fields of research

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Selected publications

  1. Published
  2. Published

    Facilitating online project collaboration: new directions for learning design

    Harker-Schuch, I. E. P., Chuang, V. J., Bregnhøj, H., Furu, P., Andersen, I. & Henriksen, C. B. 2016 In : Tidsskriftet Læring og Medier (LOM). 9, 16, 31 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Leptospirosis in rural Sri Lanka: A case-control study of environmental and occupational exposures

    Hellung Schønning, M., Agampodi, S., Phelps, M., Warnasuriya, J. & Furu, P. 5 Dec 2016

    Research output: CommunicationConference abstract for conference

  4. Published

    Climate change and institutional determinants of malaria and schistosomiasis In Gwanda District, Zimbabwe

    Furu, P., Chimbari, M., Makuratirwa, S. & Mbereko, A. 6 Dec 2016

    Research output: CommunicationConference abstract for conference

  5. Published

    Health Impacts of Climate and Environmental Change: Awareness and Challenges to Adaptation

    Furu, P. & Duong, V. K. 2013 On the Frontiers of Climate and Environmental Change. Bruun, O. & Casse, T. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 195-218 23 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook chapter

  6. Published

    Capacity development for health and health research

    Ørnbjerg, N. & Furu, P. 2013 A success story in Danish development aid - DBL (1964-2012). Olsen, A., Ørnbjerg, N. & Winkel, K. (eds.). p. 39-46 8 p.

    Research output: CommunicationBook chapter

  7. Published

    Health impact assessments in the Mekong Basin for promoting health as a cross-cutting issue

    Furu, P. & Bos, R. 2013 A success story in Danish Development Aid - DBL (1964-2012). Olsen, A., Ørnbjerg, N. & Winkel, K. (eds.). p. 126-133 8 p.

    Research output: CommunicationBook chapter

  8. Published

    Health impact assessment: the state of the art

    Harris-Roxas, B., Viliani, F., Bond, A., Cave, B., Divall, M., Furu, P., Harris, P., Soeberg, M., Wernham, A. & Winkler, M. 2012 In : Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal. 30, 1, p. 43-52 10 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  9. Published

    Schistosomiasis in Lake Malawi villages

    Madsen, H., Bloch, P., Makaula, P., Phiri, H., Furu, P. & Stauffer Jr., J. R. 2011 In : EcoHealth. 8, 2, p. 163-176 14 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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