Didier Jourdan is full professor, he is currently the chair holder of the UNESCO chair in “Global Health & Education” and head of the WHO collaborating Centre for “Research in Education and Health”.
He used to be the Director of the Health Promotion & Prevention Division of the French National Public Health Agency. He was also the President of the “prevention, education and health promotion” commission of the French High Council for Public Health.
As an academic he has been the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Head of the research group “Education & Health” PAEDI/ACTé and Vice-President of Blaise Pascal University.
Pr. Didier Jourdan has made visiting professorships at the University of Limerick (Ireland), University Laval Quebec City (Canada), University Cheik Anta Diop Dakar (Senegal), Steno Health Promotion Research (Copenhagen), Aarhus University (Denmark), Osaka University in Japan (JSPS fellow).
He is one of European’s leading expert in public health and education. Professor Jourdan is often appointed as keynote speaker, chair or member of international committees and panels. He also advises governments, organizations, NGOs and the private sector on new directions and innovations in children and adolescent health, governance for health and public health.