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Dr. Michael Burnard is the first international professor of practice at the University of Helsinki

Dr. Michael Burnard, InnoRenew CoE Deputy director, was recently appointed as Professor of Practice in Sustainable Wood Construction and Healthy Living Environments at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki.

He will be working closely on the development of new buildings currently being constructed from wood at the historical Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station. His research focuses on sustainable construction and the consideration of human health as part of construction.

“The sustainability challenge requires many different approaches,” Dr. Burnard said and added: “In this, my diverse and extensive expertise, and certainly my enthusiasm, will be useful.”