Drs. V. (Victor) RutgersActing director
Victor Rutgers has extensive experience in Dutch and international higher education. He has worked many years in various positions within universities, and has subsequently been involved as a consultant in the development of the Dutch and Flemish accreditation and visitation system. He advised the Armenian quality assurance organization on the development of the national system, and recently worked in Ghana for a number of years as business director of an international business school.
J. (Jaïra) Azaria MAProjectleider
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. Jaïra lives in Capelle aan den IJssel. In her spare time she likes to work with her hands; she is an enthusiastic ceramist, a beginning gardener and loves to try out new recipes in the kitchen.
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. Irene lives in Utrecht with her husband and son. She enjoys singing, hiking and pilates.
P.A. (Peter) Hildering MScActing coordinator research assessments
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. During Anna Sparreboom’s maternity leave, Peter may be contacted for information regarding research reviews.
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.
Peter lives in Hilversum with his wife and three kids, and liks to run in his spare time.
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. Together with her husband and son, she lives in Zwolle. She likes to go on cultural trips and do voluntary work.
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.
Marijn lives in Vianen with his wife and two sons. He reads, writes and draws, enjoys going to opera and ballet, and practices various Japanese martial arts.
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).
dr. F. (Fiona) SchoutenCoordinator 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.
dr. A. (Anna) SparreboomCoordinator 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. Anna is currently on maternity leave. She will return to work in October.
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. Currently she lives in Utrecht. In her spare time she is a voluntary editor of magazine Roma Aeterna.
dr. E. (Els) Schröderproject 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. She also works part time as museum guide and teacher in the National Museum for Education in Dordrecht.
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. She lives in Utrecht, does CrossFit and likes camping and hiking.
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.
V.L. (Victor) van Kleef MAProjectondersteuner
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. After several foreign wanderings and a life at sea, he returned to the Netherlands. In his spare time he likes to play snooker.
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.
W. (Warda) El Shafiy MAProjectondersteuner
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. In her spare time she loves to cook, run or read.
S. (Sanderijn) de VriesOperational management coordinator
Sanderijn de Vries (1971) started her career as project officer at the Transitional Arrangements Board of Psychologists (ROG). Then she became assistant-manager for operational management of the Private Law Section of the Jurisprudence Faculty of the University of Utrecht. After a short interruption in her career to study, she started working as a staff officer at the office of the European Network of Occupational Therapy of the University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam. Since 2006 she has been employed by QANU, and was promoted on 1 September 2008 to operational management coordinator. Sanderijn is taking a bachelor's course in Jurisprudence with a minor in Management Sciences at the Open University of the Netherlands.
H. (Heleen) FaasMedewerker bedrijfsvoering
Heleen works as an operational assistant, and in this role she supports the entire internal organization of QANU.
In 1994 she graduated from the Conservatory of Hilversum, which has merged since 1998 with the Sweelinck to the Conservatorium of Amsterdam. Her choice of study proved to be a good stepping stone to a diverse career. From tour manager for international opera and dance companies, to management assistant at the Publieke Omroep, to various other supporting roles for organizations and companies. She likes to visit theatre, cycling and tennis in her spare time in addition to the her volunteer work.
Y. (Yvet) van EerselOffice manager
Yvet van Eersel is office manager at QANU, where she supports her colleagues in all kinds of areas.
After obtaining her Schoevers diploma, Yvet worked at various organizations in various sectors. She lives in Woerden. In her spare time she likes to be creative, besides camping with her family.
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M. (Mariska) BredenhoffOffice manager
She has completed the training of personnel and labour at the Hogeschool Utrecht and has also completed the training of tourism and secretary. After obtaining her diploma, she worked at various organizations in various supporting positions. Mariska lives in Utrecht. In her free she likes to read, dance and travel.