Pim Martens holds the chair ‘Sustainable Development’ at Maastricht University. He is the (founding) Director of the Maastricht University Graduate School of Sustainability Science (MUST), and has been Director of the International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS) from 2004-2013.
Prof. Martens is project-leader and principal investigator of several projects related to sustainable development and sustainability science in the context of e.g. human-animal-nature relationships, climate change and health. Pim Martens is member of several editorial boards (e.g. BioScience, EcoHealth, Sustainability Science, Practice & Policy, Sustainability: The Journal of Record and Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability).
Dr. Martens is a Fulbright New Century Scholar within the programme ‘Health in a Borderless World’ and winner of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel-Forschungspreis. Pim Martens has been a research professor at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Leverhulme professor at Aberystwyth University, Wales, and visiting scholar at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), Harvard University (USA), Heidelberg University, (Germany), ETH Zürich (Switzerland), Aberystwyth University (Wales), and Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany).
Finally, Pim Martens is founder of AnimalWise, a “think and do tank” integrating scientific knowledge and animal advocacy to bring about sustainable change in our relationship with animals.