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Prof. Dr. O. (Odin) Dekkers
Director

Odin Dekkers has extensive experience in Dutch and international higher education. From 2001 to 2019 he was professor of English Literature at Radboud University and filled a large number of varied functions in education and research from that position, both national and international. Over the years, his focus has shifted more to management and administration, e.g. as educational director at RU and chair of different committees and boards.

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J. (Jaïra) Azaria MA

Jaïra Azaria is currently involved with the assessment clusters Modern Linguistics and History & International Relations.

Jaïra studied Middle-Eastern Studies at the University of Leiden and spent time in Istanbul to complete her master’s programme. After graduation, she worked in several positions, e.g. at the Leiden University Fund and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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dr. I.M. (Irene) Conradie

Irene Conradie is involved in the educational assessments in the Communication and Information Sciences and Media studies cluster, and in the Social Geography and Planology cluster.

Irene studied Philosophy at the University of Utrecht and was awarded her doctorate in 2010 as part of an interdisciplinary research project on Seneca's Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium. Subsequently, she worked as a lecturer in academic skills and education coordinator at the University of Utrecht. Then she switched to financial service provision to gain more experience. In positions like credit rating officer and credit risk management manager, she learned in depth about risk management and quality assurance.

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P.A. (Peter) Hildering MSc

Peter Hildering supervises primarily assessments of technical, exact and natural science programmes and research programmes on behalf of QANU. He is supervising e.g. the educational assessments for Physics and Astronomy, Informatics, Engineering, Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, and the research assessment of the quantum institute QuTech. 

Peter studied Engineering Physics at the University of Twente and Physics and Astronomy at Radboud University, majoring in science communication. He has worked as a freelance science journalist for various periodicals and as a communication manager at the NOW research institute Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI; mathematics and informatics centre) in Amsterdam.

 

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P. (Petra) van den Hoorn MSc

Petra van den Hoorn is currently involved in the educational assessments in the Biomedical Technology and Art & Culture clusters.

She studied Work, Organisational and Personnel Psychology at the University of Groningen. Before she started working at QANU, she was a researcher and project coordinator in the teacher training section of the University of Groningen. In this position, she was responsible for the data collection from thousands of novice teachers in secondary education in the Netherlands. She also worked on various research questions concerning the professional development of starters in education.

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dr. M.J. (Marijn) Hollestelle

Marijn Hollestelle is involved in various educational assessments, including Biomedical Technology, Engineering and the Physics and Astronomy cluster. He studied Physics and History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Utrecht and was awarded his doctorate in 2011 from the University of Leiden for his biography of the physicist Paul Ehrenfest. He subsequently worked as a researcher at the Stichting Historie der Techniek [History of Technology Foundation] at the Technical University of Eindhoven. After conducting a study for the Rathenau Institute, he worked for six years as policy officer at NWO, in the Exact and Natural Sciences domain.

 

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dr. A.H.A.M. (Alexandra) Paffen

Alexandra Paffen currently coordinates the educational assessments in the Life Sciences, Leisure and Tourism and History clusters, among others.  She was previously involved in the educational assessments of Biomedical Sciences and the research master Multidisciplinary Economics.

Alexandra studied Culture and Science Studies at the University of Maastricht and was subsequently awarded her doctorate from the Research Institute for History and Culture at the University of Utrecht. She has worked as a lecturer, policy officer, education coordinator and student advisor at different universities. Before taking up her position at QANU, she worked at the University of Amsterdam as UvA Matching project leader for all Social Sciences.

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dr. F. (Fiona) Schouten
Coordinator Degree programme reviews

Fiona Schouten has experience with educational assessments in large and very large clusters, the assessment of research masters, revision assessments and the special category of internationalisation (CeQuInt). Fiona is currently coordinating the educational assessments of Jurisprudence, Criminology, and Art and Culture. She is a member of the examination committee of the Pabo at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences as an external member. She studied Language and Culture Studies at the University of Utrecht and was awarded her doctorate in Spanish literature from Radboud University in Nijmegen. Before coming to QANU she worked as a policy officer, editor and researcher at the Nexus Institute in Tilburg.

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dr. A. (Anna) Sparreboom
Coordinator Research Reviews

Anna Sparreboom is the first contact person for institutions that want to have a research assessment done. As the coordinator for research assessments, she works on the conduct of good-quality research assessments by QANU through both internal and external tasks.  

Along with her tasks as coordinator, she acts as project leader to supervise both research and educational assessments. She is currently coordinating the educational assessments of Modern Language and Literature and Humanistic Studies. Anna previously worked as a lecturer and PhD student of Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam.

 

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dr. E. (Els) Schröder

Els Schröder generally supervises educational and research assessments for QANU which require an excellent command of English and knowledge of the international academic field.  Els has experience with assessing joint programmes, research schools, programmes with an international and/or interdisciplinary character and the special category of Small-scale and Intensive Education. She is currently supervising the Liberal Arts and Sciences and Pedagogical Sciences clusters, among others.  

She used to work at an academic publisher and was the editor-in-chief and senior policy officer at the Nexus Institute. She was awarded her doctorate in 2012 from the University of York for her interdisciplinary study ‘Friendship and Favour in Late Tenth-Century England'.

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A.P. (Anke) van Wier MA

Anke van Wier is involved in the educational assessments of Technical Medicine, Criminology, Dentistry and Archaeology. Previously, she worked as a lecturer in the bachelor’s programme European Studies at the University of Maastricht. She was also a member of the study programme committee there and of an advisory committee regarding the role of education evaluations. 

Anke studied International Relations at the University of Groningen and European Studies at the University of Maastricht.

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M. (Marcella) van Schie MA

Marcella van Schie is the coordinator of the project supporters. She studied History and Public History at the Vrije University and the University of Amsterdam. After graduation, she worked as an assistant project manager and then project manager at a translation agency, as tour guide for SRC Cultuurvakanties and as Trainee Information Advisor at various employers.

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V.C.E. (Valérie) Drost, MSc.

Valérie Drost supports the project leaders and as part of this role is involved in the preparation of educational assessments. Valérie studied at the University of Maastricht, obtaining a BSc and MSc in health science and a MSc in health psychology. After graduation she worked as a researcher and project coordinator at EDLAB, the institute for educational innovation of the University of Maastricht.

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V.L. (Victor) van Kleef MA

Victor van Kleef puts assessment panels together and is involved in the organisational preparation of assessments and their administrative completion.

 After obtaining a bachelor in History from Leiden University, he completed the prestigious master’s programme European History & Civilisation at the University of Leiden, Université Paris 1 – Panthéon/Sorbonne and Oxford University. Victor previously worked at the Humanities Faculty of the University of Leiden and as a research consultant and conference organiser in Brussels

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W. (Warda) El Shafiy MA

Warda El Shafiy supports the project leaders with a range of tasks, but the composition of panels is her primary task.

She obtained a bachelor and master in History from the University of Groningen. In her master she specialised in writing policy recommendations for large public organisations. Alongside her studies she worked in various departments of the University of Groningen.

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S. (Sanderijn) de Vries
Operational management coordinator

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H. (Heleen) Faas
Medewerker bedrijfsvoering

 

 

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Y. (Yvet) van Eersel
Office manager

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M. (Mariska) Bredenhoff
Office manager