My professional objective is to help ensure science and technology contribute to dealing with societal challenges, such as climate change and increasing reliance on vulnerable critical infrastructures.
During the past years, my work has primarily focused on simulation and modelling (climatology, critical infrastructures, hydrology, hydrodynamics, geotechnical engineering, and ecology), risk studies, smart cities, and cybersecurity.
In my work, I approach science and technology as social practices. This makes it crucial to study how science and technology are made, who’s involved in making them, and how they interact with organizational and societal contexts. Understanding these processes and interactions is crucial in making society more sustainable and resilient (able to endure and learn from disruptions).
I have extensive experience in mapping the various perspectives, commitments, and interests pertaining to scientific research and technological innovation. Studying these aspects of science and technology can help to ensure the perspectives of affected stakeholders and actors are taken into account. Thus, the fit between science and the domains of policymaking and decision making can be improved, and technology can be designed in a more inclusive manner that has a better fit with its intended use and audience.
I hold an MA in Philosophy and an MSc in Science and Technology Studies (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam. In 2012, I finished my PhD thesis on the potential dangers of simulations in hydrology, hydrodynamics, soil mechanics, and ecology at Maastricht University. Subsequently, I held research positions at PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the Rathenau Instituut. During and after my academic pursuits, I worked as a software engineer.
2017/05 – present: Program Manager & Scrum Master, Sim-CI, The Hague (Netherlands).
2016/03 – 2017/04: Researcher, Rathenau Instituut, The Hague (Netherlands)
2013/10 – 2016/02: Researcher, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven and The Hague (Netherlands)
2013/02 – 2013/09: Software Engineer, Sogyo, De Bilt (Netherlands)
2012/09 – 2013/01: Lecturer in Philosophy of Science, VU University, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2008/01 – 2012/07: PhD Candidate, Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht (Netherlands)
2007/08 – 2007/11: Software Engineer, JTeam, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2006/12 – 2007/07: Business Analyst, Stratix Consulting, Hilversum (Netherlands)
2006/02 – 2006/05: Workshop Coordinator (internship), Mediamatic, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2012 PhD Science and Technology Studies, Maastricht University
2006 MSc Science and Technology Studies (cum laude), University of Amsterdam
2005 MA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
Dutch: native proficiency
English: full professional proficiency
German: professional working proficiency