Agnes Van den Berg


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Agnes Van den Berg is an environmental psychologist who specializes in research on health benefits of nature. She is a pioneering and leading researcher in her field, with a track record of nearly 30 years. Her research interests encompass fundamental and applied issues related to the causes, mechanisms and health consequences of people-environment interactions. Van den Berg has authored over 100 publications on the importance of contact with nature for various groups, including residents of deprived neighborhoods, children, and hospital patients. Van den Berg is a member of various scientific advisory boards and regularly serves as a reviewer in assessment committees. From 2012 - 2022 she has held a chair in Nature Perception and Health at the University of Groningen. She is currently owner of research company Nature for People. Through this company she participates in national and international research projects in which she collaborates with colleagues from academic and applied organizations.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Owner of Bureau Natuurvoormensen

2012 → …


  • BF Psychology
  • Environmental psychology
  • Nature and health
  • Nature experience


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