Special Feature, Ecology and Society: Understanding human resilience in the context of inter-connected health and social systems (in progress)
This theme issue originated from a Roundtable discussion session that was organized and chaired by Lund University’s Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and the division of Social Medicine & Global Health (Almedom and Östergren) for the Eighth European Congress of Tropical Medicine and International Health. Our session abstracts were published in a Special Issue of the journal Tropical Medicine and International Health (pages 31-33). We then opened up the discussion to facilitate the participation of other interested authors with different perspectives and experiences of human resilience research and praxis in the context of inter-connected health and social systems in different countries. The aim is to understand human resilience at both the individual and collective levels, and how it plays a part, if not a major part in the sustainability of effective health and social systems and sub-systems that are inter-connected at micro and meso, levels. Some authors will also address theory and praxis that apply universally at the macro level as well as cross-scale.
Rockefeller Foundation, New York and Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies.
 Guest Professor at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) and Division of Social Medicine and Global Health. Previously guest-edited two significant journal volumes on “Mental well-being in settings of ‘Complex Emergency’” Journal of Biosocial Science (July 2004); and “Resilience” African Health Sciences (2008).
 Professor, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, Director, Centre for Resilience Studies.
 Associate Professor, Lund University, Director, Centre for Societal Resilience.