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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
Projectleider

Jaïra Azaria is currently involved in the accreditation of the education programmes in the projects Modern Language & Culture and History & International Relations.

Jaïra studied Middle-Eastern Studies at Leiden University and completed her master’s degree in Istanbul. After graduation she held various positions at Leiden University Fund and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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dr. I.M. (Irene) Conradie

As a project manager, Irene Conradie currently works for the clusters Communication and Information Sciences and Media Studies, and Social Geography and Urban and Regional Planning.

Irene studied Philosophy and completed a PhD in Ancient Philosophy on Seneca's Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium at Utrecht University. Subsequently, she worked as lecturer in Academic Skills Support and education coordinator at Utrecht University. Before joining QANU, she worked as credit assessor and manager Credit Risk Management at Rabobank.

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P.A. (Peter) Hildering MSc

At QANU, Peter Hildering is mainly reponsible for the assessment of the degree and research programmes in science and engineering. He is project leader for the assessments of Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science, Building Sciences and Architecture, Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine, and the research review of quantum institute QuTech. Previously he was involved in the research review Applied Physics at the University of Twente and the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen, as well as the assessment of the degree programmes Public Administration and Nanoscience. 

Peter Hildering (1984) studied Applied Physics at the University of Twente and received his master's degree in Physics and Astronomy at the Radboud University. He specialized in Science Communication. During and after his time at the university he was active as a freelance science journalist for various magazines and as head of the Communication department at NWO institute Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam.

 

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P. (Petra) van den Hoorn MSc

Petra van den Hoorn is involved in the accreditation of the education programmes in the clusters Biomedical Technology and Arts & Culture.

Previously she worked as a researcher and program coordinator at the department of Teacher Education at the University of Groningen. She was responsible for collecting data of several thousand beginning teachers in secondary education in The Netherlands and worked at varied research questions concerning professional development of beginning teachers. She studied Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology at the University of Groningen. 

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dr. M.J. (Marijn) Hollestelle

Marijn Hollestelle is involved in various programme assessements, including Biomedical Engineering, Building Sciences and Architecure and the cluster Physics and Astronomy. He studied Physics and History and Philosophy of Science at Utrecht University and obtained his PhD in 2011 at Leiden University for his biography of physicist Paul Ehrenfest. He then worked as a researcher at the Foundation for the History of Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. He did research for the Rathenau Instituut and worked for six years as a programme manager at the Science domain of NWO.

 

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

Alexandra Paffen studied Culture and Sciences at Maastricht University (UM). She finished her PhD in 2007 on the exile of Erika and Klaus Mann at the University of Utrecht (UU). She gave courses and lectures at different Dutch universities. Before joining QANU she worked as a study advisor and project manager at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

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

Fiona Schouten (1980) studied Language and Culture Studies at Utrecht University and obtained a PhD in Spanish Literature from Radboud University Nijmegen in 2009. Her thesis deals with the memory of francoism in recent Spanish novels. She then became director of research and policy at the Nexus Institute in Tilburg, where she was editor of the journal Nexus as well as founder and coordinator of the Nexus Connect youth association. She began working as a QANU project coordinator in September 2015.

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dr. A. (Anna) Sparreboom
Coordinator Research Reviews

Anna Sparreboom is QANU’s coordinator of research assessments. Her activities, both internally and externally, are aimed at the performance of high quality research assessments by QANU. 

Next to her tasks as coordinator research assessments, she is project manager for both research assessments and quality assessments of educational programmes. At the moment, she coordinates the programme assessments in the field of Modern Languages and Literature and Humanistic Studies. Before, she managed quality assessments in the cluster Health Sciences and Geomatics and she worked on research assessments in Psychology and Catholic Theology. 

Before joining QANU, she was a junior lecturer and PhD candidate in Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam. In her dissertation she investigated the social function and cultural significance of hunting spectacles in Roman North Africa. During her years as a PhD candidate, she organized two international conferences and a PhD masterclass in Rome for the national research school. Anna lived in Leuven (Belgium) from 2014-2016, where she worked as a language trainer Dutch for expats and francophone professionals.

 

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dr. E. (Els) Schröder
project co-ordinator

Els Schröder (1981) studied History at Utrecht University and completed a PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of York. In her thesis, she researched friendship and favour in late Anglo-Saxon England. During her years in York, she taught in the History department and was actively involved in redesigning its undergraduate curriculum. Els worked at Brepols Publishers in Turnhout, as student coach at Studiemeesters in Amsterdam and was managing editor and director research and policy at the Nexus Institute in Tilburg. Since May 2016, she is project manager for QANU.

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A.P. (Anke) van Wier MA

Anke van Wier is project manager at QANU. She is involved with the projects Clinical Technology, Archaeology, Dentistry and Criminology. Previously she worked as a lecturer at the Bachelor programme of European Studies at Maastricht University. There she was also involved in the programme committee and part of an advisory committee for student evaluations of teaching. 
Anke has a BA in International Relations from the University of Groningen and an MA in European Studies from Maastricht University.

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V.C.E. (Valérie) Drost, MSc.

Valérie Drost (1988) started her position as assistant project manager at QANU in October 2018. She holds an MSc in Health and Social Psychology, an MSc in Health Education and Promotion, and a BSc in Health Sciences, which she obtained at Maastricht University. Valérie previously worked as a researcher and project coordinator at EDLAB, the Maastricht University institute for education innovation.

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V.L. (Victor) van Kleef MA
Projectondersteuner

Victor has been appointed as a project assistant. In this position he composes the visitation panels, is involved in the organizational preparation of visitations and the administrative completion thereof. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree in History in Leiden, he completed the prestigious Master's programme in European History & Civilization at Leiden University, Université Paris 1 (Panthéon Sorbonne) and Oxford University. Prior to QANU Victor has worked at the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University, later on he started working as a research consultant and conference organizer in Brussels.

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M. (Marcella) van Schie MA

Marcella van Schie (1985) holds a BA in History from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and a MA in Public History from the University of Amsterdam. She has worked at the Amstelland public library; as a tour guide in the UK for SRC Cultuurvakanties; and as assistant project manager at translation agency Concorde. In 2015 she completed a course in Information Management and has worked as advisor for several companies. She works for QANU as assistant project manager since december 2016.

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W. (Warda) El Shafiy MA
Projectondersteuner

Warda El Shafiy works at QANU as a project assistant. She holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in History, which she obtained at the University of Groningen. Her specialisation within her Master was writing advisory policy reports for the public sector. Besides her studies, she worked at several 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