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About me

Senior Lecturer in Global Disaster Medicine at the Department of Public Health Sciences and head of the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters

First mission in 1989 with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), since then continued to work with MSF in disasters world wide, most recently following the Philippine typhoon in 2013.

Co-founder of the Swedish section of MSF and served as its President for seven years. Work regularly with WHO and have co-authored the WHO publication "Classification and standards for Foreign Medical Teams (FMT) in sudden onset disasters". Most recently worked for WHO as the FMT Ebola coordinator in Sierra Leone in 2014.

Based on field experience as a front line surgeon published the book “Katastrofdoktorn” Brombergs förlag, 2015. 

Education

Specialist in general surgery specialised in global disaster medicine

Research description

The research aims at providing scientific evidence to support improvements in assisting people and populations affected by disasters worldwide. And also explores how health needs and risks vary depending on type of disaster and context. The studies also include optimal use of trauma care with limited resources and predictions models for early trauma mortality.

Teaching portfolio

The Centre for Research on Health Care in Disasters runs several courses that focuses on managing significant number of disaster affected including management of injuries. The courses cover both clinical and public aspects of disasters using limited resources. The courses include the Erasmus Mundus course "public health in disasters", A 20 ECT course "public health response in disasters" a two week elective course in "disasters medicine" for medical students. 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • Awarded Swede of the year 2014 by the news magazine Fokus
  • Awardes the Prins Carl medal by the Swedish King in 2014 for outstanding humanitarian work
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