Hans Keune (PhD) is a Political Scientist (University of Amsterdam) with a PhD in Environmental Sciences (University of Antwerp). He works on critical complexity, inter- and transdisciplinarity, action research, expert elicitation and decision support; environment & health, ecosystem services, biodiversity & health, OneHealth/EcoHealth; experience both in Belgian projects and EU-projects. He works at the Belgian Biodiversity Platform, the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp. He recently coordinated the organization of the European OneHealth/EcoHealth workshop (Brussels Oct. 2016) and is involved in the emerging European OneHealth/EcoHealth Community of Practice. He is member of the Belgian delegation to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), member of the IPBES Expert Group on the ‘diverse conceptualizations of values of biodiversity and nature’s benefits to people including ecosystem services’ and Lead Author on the IPBES Regional Assessment Europe – Central Asia where he mainly contributes on health, governance and equity issues.

On-going projects:

Burnout coaching at care farms (RURANT)

Nature impact on mental health distribution (NAMED)

Chair Care and the Natural Living Environment

Belgian Biodiversity Platform - Biodiversity and Health

EKLIPSE expert working group on urban and peri-urban blue / greenspaces - human mental health and mental well-being

Previous projects (selection):

Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH)

Green Light

IPBES Regional Assessment Europe & Central Asia





Flemish Centre of Expertise on Environment and Health


Statute & functions

Zelfstandig academisch pers.

  • Assistant Professor

Bijzonder academisch personeel

  • postdoctoral researcher