Dr. Matilda van den Bosch

Adjunct Professor

Public health, urban natural environments, ecosystem services, planetary health

Dr. Matilda van den Bosch is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and is currently an Associated Researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health, ISGlobal, Spain. Her work lies in the interface of human health and the health of our surroundings with the goal of contributing to urban policies that promote healthy environments for both humans and ecosystems. Most of her research has focused on the human health benefits of contact and exposure to urban natural environments. Matilda is the primary editor of the Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health (2018) and is leading several research projects related to climate change, childhood health, and green space mitigation.

Apart from her work, Matilda’s life passions relate to music, food, and books.


Email: matilda.vandenbosch@isglobal.org

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Selected Publications 


van den Bosch, M., & Nieuwenhuijsen, M. (2017). No time to lose – Green the cities now. Environment International, 99, 343-350. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2016.11.025

van den Bosch, M., & Meyer-Lindenberg, A. (2019). Environmental Exposures and Depression: Biological Mechanisms and Epidemiological Evidence. Annu Rev Public Health, 40, 239-259. doi:10.1146/annurev-publhealth-040218-044106

van den Bosch, M., & Ode Sang, A. (2017). Urban natural environments as nature-based solutions for improved public health – A systematic review of reviews. Environ Res, 158, 373-384. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2017.05.040