prof. dr. Ellen Giebels

prof. dr. Ellen Giebels
Volgend programma op 28 september Psychologie voor Managers, editie 2023/ 2024

Ellen Giebels houdt zich als psycholoog bezig met onderzoek naar conflict en onderhandeling, vooral in maatschappelijke crisissituaties. Ze is vice-decaan van de faculteit Gedrags-, Management- en Maatschappijwetenschappen aan de Universiteit Twente.


About two decades ago, she became passionate about the field of hostage negotiations leading to collaboration with hostage negotiation teams from all over the world. She worked for a year within the Belgian Federal Police (Behavioural Science Unit) and still teach in the national Dutch hostage negotiation course. In 2015, she was part of the research team that officially evaluated the Dutch governmental functioning following the MH17 disaster. In 2017-2018, she chaired an independent committee commissioned by the State Secretary (Ministry of Defence) investigating the social safety climate within the Military (Committee Giebels).

In 2012, she received the RUBIN theory-to-practice award, co-sponsored by the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) and the Harvard University Program on Negotiation. In 2017, I was elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. In 2019, she initiated the development of an innovative theatre program about academic integrity and “working life” in academia named Mindlab.

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