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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
  • Sustainable tourism
  • 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 Disaster Management (MDMa): Research Methodology and Ethics: 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 

Master of Science in Public Health: International health: Lecturer

Bachelor of Medicin: Thesis supervisor

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

Environmental health, sustainable tourism, health impact assessment

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Visualising the dynamics of online learning communities in online and blending learning courses: experiences from three university courses

    Chuang, V. J., Ceballos Garcia, A. R., Bundgaard, H., Furu, P., Bregnhøj, H., Harker-Schuch, I. E. P. & Henriksen, C. B., 2016, In : Læring og Medier. 10, 16, 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  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: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  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: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceCommunication

  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: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceCommunication

  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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

  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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterCommunication

  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: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  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: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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