Prof Dr Pim Martens (W.J.M.)
- Sustainable Human-Animal relationships
- Sustainability Science
- Integrated Assessment
- Environmental Change and Health
Professional career history
1993-1997 PhD-student, Maastricht University, Department of Mathematics, Maastricht, the Netherlands
1993-1997 Researcher project ‘Global Dynamics and Sustainable Development’, Dutch National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands
1997-1998 Assistant Professor, Maastricht University, Department of Mathematics, Maastricht, The Netherlands
1998-2004 Senior Researcher International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS), Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2001-2003 Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
2004-2008 Extraordinary Professor of Sustainable Development, Maastricht University, Open University, Zuyd University.
2008-2010 Research Professor of Globalisation, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich.
2008-2011 Leverhulme Professor Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Wales.
2010-2014 Guest professor of Global Dynamics and Sustainable Development, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.
2008-present Full Professor of Sustainable Development, Maastricht University.
2011-present Professor Extraordinary at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, South-Africa.
2014-present Founder and chair Foundation AnimalWise
Pim Martens holds the chair 'Sustainable Development' at Maastricht University, and is a professor extraordinary at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is the (founding) Director of the Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST).
Prof. Martens is project-leader and principal investigator of several projects related to sustainable development and sustainability science in the context of e.g. man animal relationships, globalisation, environmental change and health. Pim Martens is editorial advisor of the International Journal Ecohealth, and member of several editorial boards (e.g. BioScience, EcoHealth, Sustainability Science, Practice & Policy, Sustainability: The Journal of Record and Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability).
Apart from his scientific work, Pim Martens is also a scientivist, intending to contribute to a better, more sustainable society.
Dr. Martens is a Fulbright New Century Scholar within the programme ‘Health in a Borderless World’ and winner of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis. Pim Martens has been a research professor at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Leverhulme professor at Aberystwyth University, Wales, and visiting scholar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), Harvard University (USA), Heidelberg University, (Germany), ETH Zürich (Switzerland), Aberystwyth University (Wales), and Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany).
Pim Martens is founder of AnimalWise, a “think and do tank” integrating scientific knowledge and animal advocacy to bring about sustainable change in our relationship with animals.