Who

Fiona de Vos

Fiona de Vos is a pioneer on environmental psychology and healing environments in the Netherlands. She is the founder and owner of Studio dVO (1996). Her mission is to improve the fit between (healthcare) settings and its users, in order to enhance health and wellbeing, and to improve a (healthcare) organization’s (clinical) outcomes, economic performance, productivity, and customer satisfaction. Studio dVO works closely with (healthcare) organizations, architects, and interior designers to improve environments by incorporating essential psychological considerations.

De Vos received her Ph.D. (2006) in Environmental Psychology on Healing Environments at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a degree cum laude (1995) in cognitive psychology from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. For her dissertation she developed a holistic model of Healing Environments. Fiona has published three books, teaches at different Dutch Universities and is a speaker and consultant in Europe and the United States.

 

Mark van der Pol

With a background in business administration Mark supports Studio dVO’s mission to create places for people to flourish by running the business side of Studio dVO.