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Scientific researcher studying urban water and heat governance, in particular how urban residents understand and respond to changes in water availability and the climate.

Academic blogging specialist focusing on editing academic blog articles and training scientific researchers to communicate their research more accessibly through blogging.

Academic editor specialising in helping improve academic texts to maximise their reach and social impact through clear argumentation and grammatical consistency.

Ongoing projects and activities

Academic blogging workshops and training

Academic editing [2017–]

Academic blog editing [2017–]

Web design for small businesses [2023–]

Event photography [2023–]

Graphic recordings of seminars, workshops, and conference sessions [2022–]

Member of the Research Communications Working Group of the European Association for Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) [2022–]

Member of WALUE, the book club of the International Institute of Social Studies on water governance [2023–]

Upcoming projects and activities

Academic blogging workshop for the Global Partnership Network Graduate School [September 2024]

Academic blogging workshop for members of the European Association for Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI) [December 2024]

Past projects and activities

​Writer and researcher for Bron, an art-science book published by The Eriskay Connection in September 2022 on Cape Town's 2017–2018 water crisis. Funded by the Mondriaan Fonds, Stichting Stokroos, the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, and Voordekunst crowdfunding. [2020–2022]

Awarded funding from the CI Research Communication Fund (through KNAW grant "Pilotfonds Wetenschapscommunicatie door Wetenschappers: Gewaardeerd!") to provide academic blogging training [April 2021]

Member of the Transformative Methodologies Working Group (funded by the ISS's Research Innovation Fund) [2021-2022]

Presenter of an academic blogging workshop at the 19th Development Dialogue conference for PhD researchers [October 2023]

Co-convener with Sylvia Bergh of a conference panel titled "Heatwaves and Urban Resilience: Citizen, Government, and Private Sector Responses" at the EADI CEsA Lisbon Conference 2023 [July 2023] 

Presenter of a creative communications workshop at the 2023 annual retreat of ISS's Civic Innovation Research Group [August 2023] 

Rapporteur for the International Conclave for Justice and Accountability for Rohingya [October 2019]

Commentator at the Launch of the Report on the OECD/DAC Peer Review of the Netherlands [June 2017] 

Student assistant at De Haagse Hogeschool (The Hague University of Applied Sciences) for the project "Implications of Climate Change for the Professional Practice of the Dutch Police" resulting in a co-creation workshop [September 2022] and a presentation at the "Halfjaaroverleg Klimaat en Veiligheid, Politie Nederland, Knooppunt Duurzaamheid, December 2022"

Chair of the organizing committee of the Development Dialogue conference for PhD researchers of the International Institute of Social Studies [2015]

Member of the organizing committee of the Development Dialogue conference for PhD researchers of the International Institute of Social Studies [2017]

PhD representative for the Research Degree Committee of the International Institute of Social Studies [2013–2014]

Social representative for the PhD community of the International Institute of Social Studies

Member of the eco-fiction book club of the International Institute of Social Studies [2023–]

Member of the sounding board committee for the renovation of the building of the International Institute of Social Studies

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