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Barbara Regeer, PhD, is associate professor transdisciplinary strategies for sustainable development and system transformation at the Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research interests are in emerging innovative strategies for (sustainable) development, with a specific focus on the facilitation of multi-stakeholder processes, knowledge co-creation, social change and mutual learning between all actors involved, in such areas as sustainable food systems, integrated rural development, mental health care, child and youth care, and disability mainstreaming.

Besides publications in the mentioned areas in international peer reviewed journals, she has (co)authored books on approaches for knowledge co-creation for sustainable development. She coordinates, and teaches in, various courses on (transdisciplinary) research methodology, science communication, policy processes and (social) innovation. She is director of the Graduate School for Transdisciplinary PhD Education at Athena Institute.

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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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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