I am currently working as Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at the VU University Amsterdam. In this position I aim to strengthen both theory and practice through my research and teaching.
My main research interests are leadership and development, especially in the context of project-based organizations. At the University of Amsterdam Business School I wrote my dissertation titled ‘Leadership in project-based organizations’ under the supervision of Deanne Den Hartog and Anne Keegan. Untill 2014 I was the principal researcher of a PMI (Project Management Institute) funded study on the development of project managers. Currently I am leading and participating in a number of reserach projects aimed to enhance our understanding of the collective and relational processes of how people work effectively in project-based organizations. One of my key research projects is a collaborative study with Royal HaskoningDHV. In this project I am the research coordinator and co-promotor of Simon Twaalfhoven.
Before moving to the VU I worked in research and teaching positions at the University of Amsterdam, Nyenrode New Business School, and TATA-DHAN academy in Madurai, India. I have also served as a management board member and team lead publications of the Dutch National Research Group in Project Management, and acted as co-editor of the Projectie Research Pages of the International Project Management Association, The Netherlands.
I have experience teaching topics such as human resource management, organization, management, leadership, diversity, ethics and research methods for propaedeutic, Bachelor, Pre-Master, and Master students both in full-time and executive programs. I currently coordinate the Master courses Leadership, Diversity in Organizations and Academic Writing Master Class, and the HRM Master and Bachelor theses and capita selecta.