Dr Maud Huynen (M.M.T.E.)
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. 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) and the EU FP7 VISION RD4SD project (VISION Research and Development for Sustainable Development). 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'.
Maud is currently working on the NurSus TOOLKIT project (NurSusTOOLKIT: A Teaching and Learning Resource for Sustainability in Nursing; 2014-2017; Erasmus+ Programme; www.nursus.eu), as work package leader of WP2 and WP3. In addition she conducts independent research into the health impacts of heat waves in the Netherlands (i.e. the HEAL project).
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, global health, globalisation, and Integrated Assessment. Maud has been nominated for the Maastricht University Education Prize 2009.