Dr Norbert Wagner is a medical doctor with German board certifications in occupational medicine, aviation and emergency medicine, diplomas in tropical medicine, radiation protection and diving medicine. He has a PhD in Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology.
Norbert is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and auditor for OSHAS 18001, ISO 14000 and SA8000/ISO 26000.
After his professional career in occupational health services in Germany, he taught Occupational Health in academic programs in India and the USA, both in classroom and online. He developed and directed the Global Occupational Health Practice Program at the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, a global online training program in occupational health.
He works as a consultant and auditor for corporations assessing corporate health services, occupational health management systems (OSHAS 18001), emergency preparedness plans, and medical facilities. He provided short-term expertise for development agencies such as WHO, PAHO, IDRC or GIZ with a focus on quality management in medical and occupational health services and integrated health management. Project countries included India, Pakistan, Indonesia, China, Namibia, Republic of Congo, Algeria, Tunisia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Dubai, Qatar, Morocco as well as Haiti.
From 2011 until 2015, he was Head of Corporate Medical Services in the global Department of Health, Safety and Environment at Siemens AG Munich responsible for quality standards in corporate medical services, outbreak assessment and global health programs. Norbert joined the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2015 as Associate professor. There, he teaches on Occupational Medicine and Global Health topics, advises corporate health management programs, and conducts training in occupational health in ASEAN countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia.
His focus is on integrated health management, occupational health management systems and quality control in Occupational Medicine. In his teaching and publications, he focusses on underserved populations, the informal sector and global occupational health issues.