Research

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP AND INVOLVEMENT IN MAJOR PROJECTS:

from June 2019 – ORA-funded international project “Climate adaptation policy lock-ins: A 3 x 3 approach.”

Successful proposal lead by the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (DE) in collaboration with the Open University of the Netherlands (NL) and the University of East Anglia (UK)

  • total budget: €1.25 million for 3 years
  • funded by the Open Research Area (ORA) Funding Scheme, run by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, United Kingdom) and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO, The Netherlands)
  • project start is June 2019
  • my role: Co-investigator in the Netherlands (principal investigator: Dave Huitema)
  • link to project website

 

2018- Open University of the Netherlands – Research Area ‘Safety in urban environments’, project title: “Making the smart city safe for citizens

  • collaborators: dr. Stefano Brumori, Prof. Anka Ernes, Prof. Jac Rinkes
  • host of an interdisciplinary conference ‘Makinge the smart city safe for citizens’ from 28-29th November 2018 in Heerlen (all plenary contributions have been recorded on video and can be watched here)

2014-2018 : COST Action Innovations in Climate Governance (European Cooperation in Science & Technology)   

  • Co-author of the successful grant application to host the Massive Open Online Course “Governing climate change: Polycentricity in Action?” (jointly with Dave Huitema)
  • Lead organizer of the INOGOV international spring school on “Governing climate change: Polycentricity in Action?” for 25 European PhD students in Heerlen in March 2017

 

2011-2015: COST Action Climate Change and Migration (European Cooperation in Science & Technology)

  • Lead organiser of an official side event on climate change and migration for the Paris climate summit (COP-21 to the UNFCCC) on 1st December 2015 with six partners

 

2012-2015 and 2015-2017 German BMBF-funded project “MINT.online”, a research consortium of four German universities, one applied university, the Fraunhofer Society and Next Energy to create new and upgrade existing distance learning M.Sc. programmes in the field of sustainability, energy, environment 

  • Interims PI for Distance Teaching University in Hagen from 2013-2015, one PhD student
  • Co-author and PI  for the Distance Teaching University in Hagen in the write-up of the successful grant application for 2015-2017
  • Project leader at Lund University for the Massive Open Online Course “Climate Change: A question of justice?” produced by Hagen University in collaboration with Lund

 

2002-2007 German BMBF-SÖF-funded Junior research group of four scientists ‚Changing social relations of nature? Conflicts in the agricultural transition to organic farming in Germany‘ under the leadership of Dr. Peter H. Feindt at the University of Hamburg 

  • Co-author of the successful grant application (did not work in the project myself)