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Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Savage Hall, 100 Savage Hall
Prof. Dr. A.E. (Agnes) van den Berg is an environmental psychologist from the Netherlands who specializes in research on health benefits of green space. She is a pioneering and leading researcher in this field. Van den Berg has conducted many studies on the importance of contact with nature for various groups, including residents of deprived neighborhoods, children with ADHD, hospital patients, and elderly with dementia. She is currently promotor of a large PhD project on the benefits of greening school grounds, and senior researcher in research programs on green interventions in hospitals and green daycare centers. Since 2012 Van den Berg has held an endowed professorship in landscape perception and evaluation at the University of Groningen. She has authored more than 100 peer-refereed and professional publications. She is an experienced speaker who has taught courses on environmental psychology for more than ten years and she regularly presents her work to various national and international audiences. She combines her professorship with her own privately owned research company.