Matilda van den Bosch is an Associated Researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Global Health, ISGlobal, Spain, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. 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. She is the primary editor of the Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health (2018) and she leads several research projects related to climate change, childhood health, and urban green space mitigation. For NBSI she works on projects and events related to the importance of nature for our health and wellbeing.