Formal (previous) positions
Since February 2012: International research fellow at the Illinois Fire Service Institute, Champaign Illinois, USA,
2009–2013: Management Committee member of the EU COST Action ISO807 Living in Surveillance Societies. Workgroup coordinator ‘Technologies and Surveillance’,
2007–2010: Research manager of the program Cultural Change in Organizational Networks, VU Amsterdam,
2006–2010: Associate professor at the Department of Culture, Organization and Management of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the VUA,
2001-2005: Assistant professor at the Department of Culture, Organization and Management, VU Amsterdam,
2000: Visiting scholar at the Department of History of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (MD, USA) in the The Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise in Baltimore MD, USA,
1996-1997: Junior researcher on ‘Sociological Analysis of Technological Development’ at the Department Technology and Policy of the Faculty of Technology Management, TU/e.
2002: PhD degree, defense of the thesis ‘Inventing Structures’, supervisors prof. Harry Lintsen, prof. Arie Rip and prof. Marc de Vries. Awarded with the European Business History Association Dissertation Award, March 2002,
1999: Diploma Social-Economic History Research, N.W. Posthumus Institute (Netherlands School for Social-Economic History),
1998: Diploma WTMC (Netherlands School for Science and Technology Studies) on ‘Science, Society, Politics, and the Law’,
1997: Ph.D. candidate at the Department History of Technology of the Faculty Technology Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TE/e),
1997: Courses in Science and Technology Studies, University of Amsterdam (UvA),
1996: Master’s degree, Technology and Society (Governance) Studies at the TU/e,
1995: Student assistant Sociology and Technology, TU/e,
1993: Bachelor degree, construction engineering, Rotterdam,
1989: High school diploma (VWO).
International and national research networks
I am elected board member Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) association, since 25 May 2016.
Since 2007 I take part of the research and leadership capacity development programmes of the Center for International Cooperation (CIS). Through this programme I worked together with research deans of the University of San Carlos in Cebu Philippines, and with research deans and young researchers at various universities in Ethiopia. I participated in an exchange program on Science and Technology Studies between the VU University Amsterdam and the North West University in South Africa.
Since 2010 I work in a National Science Foundation (NSF) research-program on Emergency Response Organizations with prof. Marshall Scott-Poole and John Lammers of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, USA. From February – August 2012 I was appointed visiting scholar at the University of Illinois in the Department of Communication and the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (I-CHASS) where I worked with professor Scott Poole and professor John Lammers. I did fieldwork at the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) during this period.
Since 2012 I work with the researchers of AIMTech Research Group, headed by prof.dr. David K. Allen, Leeds University Business School on Emergency Response and Information Exchange, and with dr. Anouck Adrot, at the Dauphine Universite Paris.
From 2009-2013 I was management committee member of the EU COST action on Living in Surveillance Societies, coordinated by prof. William Webster, University of Stirling. I was coordinator of the Working Group on Surveillance Technologies in Practice of the same Action.
– 2017: Paper award with Femke Mulder: Linking up the last mile: how humanitarian power relations shape community e-resilience at the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management conference, Albi, France.
– 2016: Bi-annual research award of the Faculty of Social Sciences, VU Amsterdam.
– 2002: European Business History Association Dissertation Award 2002 (at the 2002 EBHA conference, Helsinki).
Main Grants (last ten years)
– Actute Zorg Regio Oost: project on Informatie-uitwisseling in de witte keten in opgeschaalde situatie (PI): €22.500
– Next Generations Infrastructure: Data & Security, with dr. Jeroen Wolbers (PI) and prof.dr. Alfons van Marrewijk: €19.500
– The Desmond Tutu Training Programme NRF on Decentralization of disaster response in South Africa: towards strengthening local resilience; Graduate Student Osia Mokele – 2017-2020 (PI); with prof.dr. Andries Jordaan (Bloemfontein), prof.dr. Issy Drori and dr. Julie Ferguson. Total budget: €90.000
– The Institute for Societal Resilience, VUA: Brandweer voor de 21e eeuw: veerkrachtige professionals in een zelfredzame samenleving, with dr. Ronald van Steeden and prof.dr. Rene Bekkers: € 12.500
– The Institute for Societal Resilience: Surveillance, Security and Society, with dr. Marijn Hoijtink and Anneroos van Hardeveld: €12.500
– Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter Managing disaster risk of the report “Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017” EU JRC, Ispra, €15.500
– The Institute for Societal Resilience: Urban rootedness and mobility as resilience, with dr. Freek Colombijn and others: €15.000
– The Institute for Societal Resilience: Refugees and community resilience in Amsterdam, with dr. Peer Smets and dr. Lenie Browers: €10.000
– EU grant within the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection programme, on: ‘Local Resilience Capacity Building for Flood Mitigation’, co-applicant. PI for the Netherlands: prof.dr. Dave Huitema. Total budget for the VUA (part of a consortium): €100.000
– NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) grant within the Smart Governance program: ‘Enhancing smart disaster governance: Assessing the potential of the net-centric approach.’ PI, co-applicants: dr. Julie Fergusson, dr. Bartel van de Walle, prof.dr. Peter Groenewegen, prof. Arjen Boin. The project is co-financed by Dutch Safety Regions (Groningen, Noord-Holland-Noord, Utrecht, Rotterdam-Rijnmond), Netherlands Institute for Safety, DLOC Police, Cordaid and Oxfam Novib. Total budget: €700.000
– NWO grant for the Partnership Development project within the Smart Governance program: ‘Continuation, Coordination and Cooperation of Disaster and Humanitarian Response: A Netcentric C3 Approach to Emergency Management and Citizen Participation.’ PI, co-applicants: dr. Julie Fergusson, dr. Bartel van de Walle, prof.dr. Peter Groenewegen, prof.dr. Scott Poole: €20.000
– Project executed by Cybersoek on digital learning and language education, funded by the European Integration Fund (EIF), project leader Ellen van Eeden: €75.000
– Project on cultural change in crisis response organizations funded by the Platform Netcentric Operations. PI together with prof.dr. Jaap de Heer: €53.000
– EU Grant for a Workshop Living in Surveillance Societies, Amsterdam, funded by DigiDeas and EU COST Action: €10.000
– Project on Public Values in Mega Project funded by the consortium Next Generation Infrastructures. PI together with prof.dr. Alfons van Marrewijk: €260.000
– Project executed by Cybersoek on Volunteers in Neighborhood Urban Development, funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development ZonMw. Project leader Ellen van Eeden: €40.000
– Grant for participation in Capacity Building programme for young academics in Ethiopia and the Philippines, funded by the Center of International Cooperation: €15.000
Current and Past Professional Affiliations and Memberships
Currently I am a senior research member of the NIG (Netherlands Institute of Government) and an active member of the Amsterdam Network Institute. I was member of the research schools N.W. Posthumus Instituut (social and economic history), WTMC (Wetenschap, Techniek en Moderne Cultuur: the Dutch school for science and technology studies) and ECIS (Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies). Other:
– European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS),
– International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM),
– Society for Research into Higher Education (SHRE) until 2010,
– The European Higher Education Society (EAIR) until 2010,
– European Business History Association (EBHA) until 2010,
– Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) until 2010.
1) Co-Editor (with dr. Joel Harmon) of the area Linking Theory & Practice of the Organization Management Journal (Taylor & Francis).
2) Regional Editor Europe (with dr. Caroline McMullan) of the International Journal of Emergency Services (Emerald).
3) Member of the editorial board of Organization Studies (Sage).
4) Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Change Management (Taylor & Francis).
5) Member of the editorial board of TrippleC, Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.
6) Guest editor Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management (John Wiley & Sons Ltd).
Refereeing (a selection)
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management; International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction; International Journal of Emergency Services; International Journal of Emergency Management; Police Practice and Research; International Journal of Public Administration, Business and Society; Organization; Organization Studies; Academy of Management; Human Relations; Journal of Management History; Technological Forecasting & Social Change; Surveillance and Society; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations; Urban Studies; Tijdschrift voor Veiligheid.