Class of 2022

It is with great pleasure that we present (some of) the Class of 2022.  Every year around 20 PhD-candidates from 12 universities in the Netherlands and Belgium start with our PhD training program. Below the first PhD Candidates of the Class of 2022 introduce their PhD projects to you, throughout this year, more PhD candidates that join our training program will be featured on this page.

Roos Entius

Radboud University Nijmegen

I’m a PhD candidate at the Department of Public Administration and Law at the Radboud University. My PhD research concentrates on the enforcement of EU legislation by national regulatory authorities specifically regarding the Netherlands and the transport- and competition sector. This interdisciplinary research is part of the EUROPAL research network.

Emma Leenders

Radboud University Nijmegen

I am a PhD candidate at the Radboud University Nijmegen. My research focuses on climate change policy in the European Union, specifically national coordination of EU policies and the relationships between multiple levels of government. Before joining the Radboud University, I worked for a not-for-profit research organisation, where I conducted research for EU institutions and the Dutch government.

Maisie Hopkins

Utrecht University

I am a PhD candidate working jointly at Utrecht University and Leiden University on the project “Complex Global Regulation and Corporate Crime”. My research focuses on how complexity within global governance influences corporate crime and corporate regulatory compliance. I will focus on understanding how international regime complexity theory applies in real-life situations by applying it to specific cases of corporate crime in the US and EU.

Lisa Janssen

Erasmus University Rotterdam

I am a PhD student from the Erasmus University Rotterdam stationed at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. In my research I focus on collaboration for a healthy living environment. More specifically I research how long-term collaborative arrangements between government, civil society and the private sector are governed and sustained over time. Using qualitative methods, I apply my background in political science to the field of public health.