APHES Faculty

APHES Faculty

Dear APHES participants and visitors, welcome to this year's APHES Faculty Overview!

Below you will find information on the staff and confirmed speakers. Moreover, we will upload here presentations and relevant readings for the scheduled sessions. 

 

Cyril Lekiefs

Cyril Lekiefs holds a Master in agro-economics from Pantheon Sorbonne University (1995), Paris. He has more than 20 years of experience in development and emergency contexts mostly in Africa and Afghanistan. 

From 2014 onwards, he has been working on food security & livelihoods projects as a technical senior advisor based in Paris. Cyril Lekiefs managed a team of 10 food security experts at HQ level responsable for technical development, research and advocacy.

Cyril Lekiefs is member of the IPC as a technical advisory group (TAG), the Transatlantic food assistance dialogue (TAFAD) and finally the strategic advisory group (SAG) of the global food security cluster, based in Roma.

Presentations: PDF icon Food Security in Emergencies_Lekiefs.pdf

Debarati Guha-Sapir

Professor Debarati Guha-Sapir heads the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) and is Professor at Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), School of Public Health in Brussels, Belgium. Debarati Guha-Sapir is professor in epidemiology and specialized in natural disasters and civil conflicts. 

Professor Debarati Guha-Sapir has extensive experience in working with populations in refugee and displaced camp-like situations, mainly focusing on disease control, early identification of outbreaks and nutritional issues. The professor has published extensively in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine. In 2009 the professor won the Peter Safar Award for Services to Prehospital and Disaster Medicine.

 

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dr. Joris van Loenhout

Joris van Loenhout obtained a BSc in Biological Sciences, followed by a MSc in Toxicology and Environmental Health, both at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. From 2007 to 2014, he worked at the department of Environmental Health at the Public Health Service Gelderland-Midden. Within that position, he coordinated several EU-funded projects on environmental health topics, and he also carried out a study on indoor temperature in relation to health of elderly residents. In 2015, he successfully defended his PhD thesis on the long-term health impact of Q fever.

Joris has worked at CRED since 2014, initially as a Postdoctoral fellow but currently as a senior researcher. His main focus area is the impact of natural disasters on health and health systems, with a particular focus on heatwaves. Joris is (co-)leading several ongoing projects at CRED, including EM-DAT, BRIGAID and SCORCH. He is also co-promotor of a PhD student at Radboud university, who is currently finalising her PhD.

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dr. Maria Rodrigues Moitinho Leal Moitinho De Almeida

Maria obtained a Medical Degree from the University of Lisbon (Portugal), and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health in Disasters from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and the Karolinska Institute (Sweden). Maria has worked as a general doctor in several hospitals in Lisbon and as a Public Health medical resident in a local department. She has had medical and public health experience in Portugal, Germany, Mozambique, India, and Brazil.

Maria has joined CRED in March 2017 where she is developing her PhD thesis looking at how the 2015 impacted a tertiary hospital in Nepal. She was also deployed to the field on several occasions including to Kerala after the deadly flash floods in August 2018, where she assessed the impact on the health system in partnership with an Indian NGO.

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Hanna Schneider

Hanna Schneider is an associated PhD Researcher at the Institute for European Studies in Brussels, focusing on the implementation of refugee resettlement programs in Jordan and Lebanon.

Hanna holds a MSc in Public Policy and Human Development with a specialisation in Migration Studies from Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (Netherlands) and a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University (Netherlands). Before joining the IES, she worked as a project manager in civic education, where she taught seminars on EU asylum policies and conducted simulations of EU negotiations with pupils, students and high school teachers. She has also analysed and evaluated EU policies on development cooperation and is experienced in intercultural consultation.

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Jacqueline Frize

Jacqueline Frize is a Nutrition/Food Security Specialist with 25 years experience in an extensive range of humanitarian and development programmes worldwide. She started her humanitarian career working with the French NGO Action contre la Faim implementing nutrition surveys and selective feeding programmes in Angola, and has since worked for Oxfam, Save the Children, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and United Nations agencies including UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP. She works along the project cycle, from disaster preparedness, to needs assessment and project design and has also carried out 12 humanitarian response programme evaluations.

As well as being involved in emergency response, Jacqueline has also developed a number of nutrition and food security training materials for INGOs, the Red Cross Movement and WFP. She  has been lecturing on Nutrition in Emergencies since 2003 in a number of universities including Université Catholique de Louvain.

Jacqueline is an active member of the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC), led by UNICEF from Geneva and participates in the global meetings and working groups. In 2017 she completed a review of the GNC´s technical role and the revision of the Nutrition Cluster Coordination handbook.

Jacqueline's teaching is limited to practical public health courses that focus on practical application of existing normative guidance.

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Matthias Horions (Staff)

Matthias is a research management assistant at CRED. He organizes and assists in logisitics of the institute.
He obtained a Bachelors degree in Biology at the Hasselt University and an MSc. in Human Ecology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). In September 2018, he will hold an additional diploma in Management with minors in entrepreneurship and North-South cooperation from ICHEC (Brussels).

 

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