Senior Policy Advisor & Healthy City Coordinator, City of Utrecht
Miriam Weber PhD (1967) studied environmental and natural sciences at the Open University of the Netherlands. After her international career as a management and environmental consultant, she combined her PhD research at Utrecht University and managing the noise department of DCMR Environmental Service Rijnmond. Since April 2016, Miriam has broadened her professional focus from environmental policy to 'healthy urban living for all'. At the municipality of Utrecht, she is responsible for the Healthy aging programme. In addition, Miriam is Utrecht’s coordinator for the WHO European Healthy Cities Network and chair of the WHO cities working group on environment and health. With her broad and longstanding experience in knowledge development, implementation and task-oriented networking, Miriam also plays a leading role in various international research projects such as Equal-Life and the Joint Action Health Equity in Europe.