Fons van der Lucht (1964) is a sociologist, who has been working at RIVM since 1998 and who has been a professor at Hanze University of Applied Sciences since April 2018. At RIVM, he has held various positions in the field of public health. For example, he was project leader of the Public Health Future Outlook 2010. Prior to the RIVM, Fons worked at the University of Groningen, where he obtained his PhD in 1992 on the subject of social inequality and health in children. The common thread in his career is the application of knowledge by properly connecting to questions from policy and practice.