Meet the team
This course will be taught by a core team of four educators, assisted by experts who have experience working in the scenarios that are discussed. Each week, you will be taught by a different member of the core team.
Adi Vyas has experience in global health and online learning, and currently works as a Medical Advisor at the Ministry of Health in Sydney (Australia). He has previously worked in Australia, United Kingdom, and with the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone and India.
Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy conducts research in public health and is based at the University of Bergen (Norway). Her interest is in sexual and reproductive health and interpersonal violence. She was a co-editor of the Medical Peace Work textbook published in 2012.
Stefi Barna is the lead educator on this course. She teaches global health and development studies at Azim Premji University in Bangalore (India).
Klaus Melf is Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the City of Bergen (Norway). Over the past two decades he has studied the long tradition of medical engagement against war, weapons and violence. He is the driving force behind this course, and was the lead author of the Medical Peace Work textbook published in 2012.
Let’s hear from you - please introduce yourself!
Before we start with a brief introduction in peace and conflict theory, let’s get to know each other better. Use the comment space below to tell us a bit about yourself, and your motivations for doing this course. What are your skills, strengths and experiences in this area? What would you like to learn more about?