Last Thursday, on May 28, we launched the Nordic Center for Sustainable Healthcare (NCSH) with a kick-off event at Medeon Science Park in Malmö. More than 60 guests and members of the newly founded center gathered to discuss sustainable healthcare – risks and opportunities, obstacles and success (you can download all presentations here).
One of the speakers of the conference was Amina Pereno, a PhD researcher from one of Italy’s top five universities – Politecnico di Torino. We are very proud to have Amina as the NCSH’s first foreign researcher!
Amina has her Master degree in Ecodesign at Politecnico di Torino, where she currently is a PhD student in Management, Production and Design. Her personal research focuses on the environmental sustainability and sustainable design of healthcare systems, in particular chronic treatments. Since 2010, Amina has been a part of “Observatory of Eco-Pack”, which deals with industrial sustainable packaging. She is author of the book “The importance of packaging design for the chemistry of food products” (edited by Springer in 2014) and other peer-review publications about packaging, sustainable design and healthcare. Moreover, Amina is an assistant lecturer in the course Environmental Requirements of Industrial Products at Politecnico di Torino.
During the kick-off, Amina was speaking about the eco-dialysis project where she is involved. Her presentation under the title Design for Sustainable Healthcare was focused on eco-design, waste and material management, and a broad stakeholder engagement. Amina’s presentation can be downloaded here.
Amina will be staying in Malmö under three months later in 2015, and we all look forward to working with her!