COVID-19, access to safe water, ticks, obesity, impact of heatwaves… all of these topics have been ‘put on the map’ by scientists at the Geo-health research group of the University of Twente. ‘There is no limit on topics that could be explored within geo-health,’ says professor Justine Blanford, the head of the chair at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC).
Waar komt de passie voor het doorgeven van kennis vandaan? In de rubriek ‘Meet the teacher’ spreken we met mensen die zich volledig richten op onderwijs. Dit geldt voor Justine Blanford misschien nog wel meer dan voor andere mensen. Zij is de allereerste hoogleraar met accent op onderwijs op de UT.
Where does the passion for passing on knowledge come from? In the series ‘Meet the teacher’ we focus on people who are truly dedicated to education. Justine Blanford has ‘education’ in her job description more than others. She is the first professor with a focus on education at the UT.
Justine Blanford is the first professor with a focus on education at the University of Twente, a new position that she started on the 1st of April. ‘Finding the balance between research and teaching is very difficult, so I’m excited to help and make this happen.’