Position: Senior Lecturer Department: School of Public Health Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health Qualifications: Doctor in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (Belgium), PhD (Belgium)
Peter Delobelle is a medical doctor with a background in the public and private sectors. He has worked as general practitioner, specialist in training and medical journalist ‑ having acted as associate editor of several newsletters ‑ but eventually became a public health practitioner through his field work for the medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Upon arrival in South Africa in 2004, Peter worked on HIV/ AIDS/TB referral systems in Limpopo province, which resulted in the development of a health promoting hospital. He became interested in global health and health systems research through his affiliation with the Institute for Tropical Medicine (ITM), Belgium, and with SOPH. His research focuses on health systems and promotion in the fields of HIV/AIDS, non-communicable disease (especially diabetes), maternal and child health and health information systems. He has a keen interest in system dynamics modelling and complexity science and is involved in projects with national and international partners. Peter was actively involved in the International Union for Health Promotion and Education and acted as the European Co-ordinator for its student and early career network.