Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo

 

Dr. Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo is President and founder of NeuroLandscape. She has a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology from the University of Porto (Portugal) and is a researcher at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. She is interested in the relationship between the characteristics of the natural and built environment and the mental health and well-being of city dwellers and people suffering from mental disorders. She has applied psychophysiology tools, including neuroscience, to study changes in brain wave oscillations in people exposed to various types of landscapes. She introduced and operationalized the concept of Contemplative Landscapes and proposed a psychometric tool (Contemplative Landscape Model), which is a quantitative scale for assessing and classifying views, based on their potential mental health benefits through passive observation. In her work, she strives to implement scientific research into practical actions to promote mental health in cities. Since 2020 she is also a Fellow at the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health.