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Dr. rer. nat. Mareike Kroll

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Dr. rer. nat. Mareike Kroll
Public Health Program Manager

Artisanal Gold Council

Victoria, Canada


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Research Focus

  • Health geography: social determinants of health, environmental health, health inequities, health monitoring systems, non-communicable diseases, health policies
  • Urban geography: sustainability, governance, urban health, transnational city networks, urban policy mobilities, informality,  global change, climate change
  • Development geography: global development agenda, postcolonialism, cities in the Global South, marginal settlements, vulnerability
  • Regional focus: South and South East Asia, Germany, British Columbia/Canada
  • Methods: qualitative methods (e.g. in-depth interviews, focus group discussions), quantitative methods (e.g. household surveys, secondary data analysis), mixed methods approaches, systematic literature reviews 

Academic Education

  • 09/08–06/12: Doctoral Studies at the Department of Geography, University of Cologne, Chair of Urban and Social Geography, Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas Topic: Health Disparities in the Emerging Megacity Pune, India
  • 05/01–06/07: Studies in Geography (diploma) with minor subjects Cultural Anthropology and Political Sciences  Diploma thesis: „Sustainable Steering of Emerging Megacities? Waste Management in Pune, India"

Professional Experience

  • 11/16-03/19 Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Cologne
  • 01/2015–10/16 Research analyst, German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government (WBGU) for Council Member Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas
  • 09/12–08/16  Postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cologne in the knowledge transfer project “Blueprint for an effective urban health monitoring system for the city of Pune, India” (funded by DFG)
  • 09/10–12/12 Research fellow at the University of Cologne in the research project “Health disparities in the emerging megacity of Pune“ (funded by DFG)
  • 04/08–09/10 Research associate at the University of Cologne: Teaching in the field of cultural geography and empirical social research
  • Since 03/08 Development of teaching material on urban sustainability and evaluation of student assignments for the graduate course "Sustainable Development Cooperation", Distance and Independent Study Center, Technical University Kaiserslautern
  • 12/06–2/07 Internship at the Pune Municipal Corporation, Health Department in Pune/India
  • 10/06–12/06 Internship at USER (Unit for Social and Environmental Research), Chiang Mai/Thailand
  • 02/06–09/06 Intern and student assistant at IHDP (International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change), Bonn/Germany

Publications

Peer-reviewed journals

Books

Book chapters

  • Kroll, M, Kraas, F., 2018. Megacities and Global Change. In: Kraas, F., Hackenbroch, K. et al. (eds.): Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal dynamics of Global Change. Insights from Dhaka/Bangladesh and the Pearl River Delta/China. Borntraeger, Stuttgart: 134–137.
  • Kroll, M, Kraas, F., 2018. Megacities as Places of Challenges and Potentials. In: Kraas, F., Hackenbroch, K. et al. (eds.): Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change. Insights from Dhaka/Bangladesh and the Pearl River Delta/China. Borntraeger, Stuttgart: 22–24.
  • Kraas, F., Kroll, M. Sterly, H., 2018. Global Shifts and Dynamics in the Megacity Landscape. In: Kraas, F., Hackenbroch, K. et al. (eds.): Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change. Insights from Dhaka/Bangladesh and the Pearl River Delta/China. Borntraeger, Stuttgart: 14–22.
  • Kraas, F., Kroll, M., 2018. Research on Megacities. In: Kraas, F., Hackenbroch, K. et al. (eds.): Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change. Insights from Dhaka/Bangladesh and the Pearl River Delta/China. Borntraeger, Stuttgart: 24–26.
  • Kraas, F., Kroll, M., 2017. Urban Sustainability: Priorities for International Cooperation. In: Hauff, M., Kuhnke, C. (eds.): Sustainable Development Policy: A European Perspective. Routledge, London: 206–227.
  • Kroll, M., Butsch, C., Kraas, F., 2011. Health inequities in the City of Pune, India. In: Krämer, A., Khan, M., Kraas, F. (eds.), Health in Megacities and Urban Areas. Springer, Heidelberg: 263–77.
  • Butsch, C., Kroll, M., Bork-Hüffer, T., 2013. Megaurban Health in Developing and Newly Industrializing Countries. In: Michalos, A. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht: 3981–85.

Further publications

  • Kroll, M., 2018. Entwicklung in Städten nachhaltig gestalten - Die urbane Transormation [Sustainable development in cities - the urban transformation]. Studienbrief im Fernstudiengang Nachhaltige Entwicklungszusammenarbeit [course book for the graduate distance course Sustainable Development Cooperation]. Kaiserslautern (3rd edition).
  • Kroll, M., Kraas. F., 2017. Globale urbane Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit: Der Beitrag der New Urban Agenda [Global urban transformation towards sustainability: the contribution of the New Urban Agenda]. Informationen zur Raumentwicklung 3: 80–89.
  • Kroll, M., Kraas, F., 2017. Arenen des Globalen Wandels. Die wachsende Bedeutung transnationaler Governance und die Rolle von Städtenetzwerken für die urbane Transformation [Arenas of global change: the increasing significance of transnational governance and the role of city networks for the urban transformation]. Universitas 72 (856): 29–41.
  • Kroll, M., 2017. Leitlinien für die Stadt von morgen [Guidelines for the city of tomorrow]. Südzeit 75: 7-9.
  • Kroll, M., Kraas, F., 2016. Non-communicable diseases in urban India – Challenges for public health. UGEC Viewpoints July 19, 2016.
  • Kroll, M., 2015. Evidenzbasierte Daten zur Kontrolle nicht-übertragbarer Erkrankungen in Indien – eine Pilotstudie zu Gesundheitsberichterstattung im privaten Gesundheitssektor in Pune [Evidence-based data for controlling non-communicable diseases in India – a pilot study on disease surveillance in the private healthcare sector in Pune]. In: Poerting, J, Keck, M. (eds.): Aktuelle Forschungsbeiträge zu Südasien. Band 3. Heidelberg: 17–20.
  • Kraas, F., Kroll, M., 2015. Urbane Transformation zur Nachhaltigkeit [Urban transformation towards sustainability]. Universitas 70 (834): 4–29.
  • Butsch, C., Bork-Hüffer, T., Kroll, M., 2014. Menschliche Gesundheit in den Megastädten Indiens und Chinas [Human health in megacities in India and China]. Universitas 69 (815): 40–58.
  • Kroll, M., Butsch, C., Phalkey, R., Bharucha, E., 2013. Challenges for urban disease surveillance in India - case study of Pune. In: Lennartz, T. et al. (eds.): Aktuelle Forschungsbeiträge zu Südasien. Heidelberg: 41–44.
  • Bork, T., Butsch, C., Kraas, F., Kroll, M., 2009. Gesundheit in Megastädten [Health in megacities]. Deutsches Ärzteblatt 106 (39): 187–81.

Conference presentations

  • 09/2017     Surveillance of non-communicable diseases in urban India. International Conference on Urban Health. Coimbra/Portugal
  • 09/2017     Sharing knowledge about successful urban health initiatives – the role of transnational city networks. International Conference on Urban Health. Coimbra/Portugal
  • 07/2017     The contribution of transnational city networks for the urban transformation towards sustainability. Conference of the working group Urban Research in the Development Context, Cologne/Germany
  • 06/2015     Challenges and opportunities for the integration of private health care providers into non-communicable disease surveillance in Pune, India. International Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver/Canada
  • 06/2015      Treatment patterns of allopathic and alternate medicine practitioners in primary health care in Pune, India. International Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver/Canada
  • 02/2015     “Some doctors will be lazy, or not wanting to reveal their diagnostic skills” – Evaluation of a pilot study on surveillance of non-communicable diseases in Pune, India. Annual Meeting of the working group on South Asia, Göttingen/Germany
  • 11/2014     Challenges for monitoring non-communicable diseases in Pune, India. 2nd International UGEC Conference Urban Transitions and Transformations, Teipei/Taiwan
  • 10/2013     Reluctant partners? The role of private health care in disease surveillance in India.  German Geographical Congress 2013, Passau/Germany
  • 10/2013     Challenges for disease surveillance in urban India - a pilot study from Pune. German Geographical Congress 2013, Passau/Germany
  • 01/2013     Blueprint for an effective urban health monitoring system for the city of Pune. Annual Meeting of the working group on South Asia, Heidelberg/Germany
  • 08/2012     Urban health disparities in newly industrializing countries: perspectives from Pune, India. International Geographic Congress, Cologne/Germany
  • 08/2012     Changing urban living environments in the context of megaurbanization – perspectives from Pune, India. International Geographic Congress, Cologne/Germany
  • 2/2012        Socioeconomic disparities and health in a mega-urban setting: perspectives from Pune, India. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), New York/USA
  • 2/2012        Changing urban living environments – qualitative analysis of health determining factors in the emerging megacity Pune, India. Annual Meeting of the working group on South Asia, Marburg/Germany
  • 11/2011     Changing urban living environments – qualitative analysis of health determining factors in the emerging megacity Pune, India. Annual Meeting of the working group on Medical Geography, Berlin/Germany
  • 07/2011     Socioeconomic disparities and health in a megaurban setting: perspectives from Pune, India. International Medical Geography Symposium, Durham/UK
  • 04/2011     Socioeconomic disparities and health. Workshop on “Health Challenges in the Emerging Megacity of Pune”, Pune/India
  • 02/2011     Health disparities in the emerging megacity Pune, India. Congress on Geographies of South Asia, Cologne/Germany
  • 10/2010     Health disparities in the emerging megacity Pune, India. Annual Meeting of the working group on Medical Geography, Remagen/Germany.
  • 07/2010     Health disparities in the emerging megacity Pune, India. European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Bonn/Germany
  • 09/2009     Health disparities in the emerging megacity Pune, India. DAAD Expert Seminar “Urbanization and Global Change in India”, New Delhi/India
  • 09/2009      Health disparities in Pune, India. Annual Meeting of the working group on Medical Geography, Vienna/Austria.
  • 06/2009     Health in India’s emerging megacities: the case of Pune. Workshop at the University of Bonn, Bonn/Germany
  • 11/2007     Sustainable steering of emerging megacities? The waste management system in Pune, India. Conference of the working group Urban Research in the Development Context, Cologne/Germany
  • 02/2007     Sustainable steering of emerging megacities? The waste management system in Pune, India. 4th Megacities Workshop, Pune/India 

Teaching experience

Teaching activities at the University of Cologne/Germany (graduate courses taught in English)

  • Urban environments - periurban developments in Asia (graduate seminar, 2017): 3 classes
  • Urban development in Asia (lecture, 2017): 1 class on urban health in the city of Pune, India
  • Development and transformation (graduate seminar, 2016): 3 classes on postcolonialism
  • Settlement and economic geography of North India (excursion of 14 days, 2011)
  • India between tradition and modernity (course for senior students, 2011): 3 classes  
  • Natural and social environments in India (graduate seminar, 2010/2011): 8 classes 
  • Cultural geography (undergraduate seminar, 2010): 12 classes and 2 one-day field trips (covering e.g. rural development, agriculture, tourism and development theories)
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods (undergraduate field course, 2009/10): 5 days (topic: current development processes in the city of Bonn/Germany)
  • Cultural geography (undergraduate seminar, 2009): 12 classes and 2 one-day field trips (covering e.g. rural development, agriculture, tourism and development theories)
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods (undergraduate field course, 2008/09): 5 days (topic: current development processes in the city of Bonn/Germany)
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods (undergraduate field course, 2008): 5 days (topic: tourism in the national park Eifel/Germany)

Guest lectures and other teaching activities (all courses taught in English)

  • Development of a course book on urban sustainability (190 pages) for the graduate distance course "Sustainable Development Cooperation" at the University of Kaiserslautern/Germany (first published in 2008, third edition 2018), development of three send-in exercises (2018) related to urban sustainability (waste management, slum development, urban health)
  • Intensive graduate course on urban sustainability (10 days, 2016); Institute for Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune/India
  • Graduate seminar on qualitative research methods (1 day, 2013); Institute for Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune/India
  • Graduate seminar on urban sustainability (1 day, 2013); Institute for Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune/India
  • Graduate colloquium on urban health (4 hours, 2013); Institute for Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune/India
  • Short course “Climate change and health: urbanization, climate change and health” for medical practitioners; Institute of Public Health, University Heidelberg/Germany (1 day, 2012)
  • Graduate seminar “Sustainability assessment of the solid waste management system in Pune” within the MSc course Human Environments of Tropical Countries; University of Applied Sciences, Cologne/Germany (1 day, 2011)
  • Open lecture on the burden of disease in urban India, Center for Health Management Studies and Reseach, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune/India (1 class, 2011)
  • Short course “Climate change and health: megaurbanization and health” for medical practitioners; Institute of Public Health, University Heidelberg/Germany (1 day, 2011)
  • Open lecture on urban environments: open spaces and urban fringe development in Asia; Institute for Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune/India (1 class, 2011)
  • Open lecture on health disparities in Pune/India: methodological approach; Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune/India (1 class, 2010)