Henk is a senior researcher at the RIVM leading several projects in the field of population, health and environment.

His research is focused on integrated population and health projections and scenarios at national, European and global scales, mainly in the context of sustainable development.

Henk holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Nijmegen and a Ph.D. in demography from University of Groningen.

He has authored the books “World Population in Transition” and “Beyond 2015: human development and the MDGs” and has been involved in many national, European and global scenario studies including the Dutch Public Health Status and Foresight studies, UNEP Global Environmental Outlooks, OECD Environmental outlooks, Dutch Sustainability Outlooks.

Henk makes a key contribution to BlueHealth in the work on scenario building, in particular through his expertise in population health and demography.