Wondering who is a part of our RICH network?
Here are a few of our more active members at Radboud University and Radboudumc.
Prof. Dr. Marcel Olde Rikkert
Chair in Cinical Geriatrics; Principal Investigator, lecturer and clinician at Radboudumc; Coordinator of the Radboudumc Alzheimer Center
"I conduct research into resilience and frailty in older adults, complex dementia care interventions, complexity science and systems dynamics. It is my personal mission to study, develop, guide, diagnose, treat, and teach both students, professionals and other stakeholders, as well as older persons themselves about better guidance of (frail) older people. Specifically, I would like to improve the well-being of older people with or without cognitive decline.”
Prof. Dr. Anna Bosman
Professor Dynamics of learning and development; Director of PWO, Teaching institute of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences
"I conduct research in evidence-based instructional methods for education and children with learning problems as well as therapies for clients with communication problems and developmental disorders"
Dr. Fred Hasselman
Assistant Professor at Behavioral Science Institute; Professor of orthopedagogics: Learning and Development
"The main focus is on developing a so-called “person-specific” (idiografic) research paradigm in which modeling and quantification of intra-individual variability (parameters of a complex dynamical system) is more important than inter-individual variability (paramaters of a static population)."
Dr. Hubert Korzilius
Associate Professor in Research Methodology
"My goal is to improve insights and decision making in issues involving dynamic and behavioral complexity by using combinations of methodological and analytical approaches (e.g., system dynamics, qualitative and quantitative modeling). I also envisage further dissemination of complexity thinking and to help educating future researchers in these areas."
Dr. René Melis
Assistant professor for geriatric epidemiology
"The research of my group revolves around the influence of personal contextual factors (resilience, frailty and multimorbidity) in their impact on patient (reported) outcomes of frail older persons and persons with dementia. Methodologically, we apply time series and growth curve modeling.”
Prof. Dr. Klaas Landsman
Professor of Mathematical Physics
“I am interested in all aspects of mathematics that in some way relate to quantum theory, and especially in modern analysis and non-commutative geometry. My field of research involves the link between quantum mechanics of Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrödinger and the classical physics of Newton, Maxwell and Einstein, from both mathematical and conceptual perspectives.”
Prof. Dr. Etiënne Rouwette
Chair of Research & Intervention Methodology
"I am a professor in research and intervention methodology at Radboud University. My research focuses on group decision support, system dynamics and stakeholder involvement. I am currently applying these methods to complex issues in health care, security and sustainability."
Prof. Dr. Marc Slors
Prof. of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition
"As well as the philosophy of psychology and the philosophy of cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind also deals with questions concerning free will, the causal efficacy of mental states and the nature of consciousness. My work concentrates on the philosophy of neuroscience, free will and the brain, social cognition and the relation between cognition and culture."
Websites: https://radboud.academia.edu/MSlors and
Prof. Dr. Leon de Bruin
Vice dean - Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Associate professor of Philosophy of Mind and Language
"I am a philosopher with an interest in psychology, psychiatry and (cognitive) neuroscience. A large part of my current research is dedicated to questions about embodied and situated cognition, but I am also interested in related topics, such as emotion, narrativity, the self and personal identity."
Websites: http://ldebruin.nl and
Dr. Alix McCollam
Assistant professor of the High Field Magnet Laboratory
Dr. Femke Bekius
Assistant Professor at Methods group of Business Administration at the Nijmegen School of Management
"My research is in the area of complex decision-making and the use of (game theoretical) participatory methods to understand and support the process of decision-making. Particularly, I focus on the application of such methods to assist decision-making processes in large organizations. The interdisciplinary nature in the form of bridging between formal theories and methods and applications in real-world situations is what drives my research.”
Postdoctoral researcher at Radboud UMC and former coordinator of RICH
"I envision the human body as a complex dynamic system and apply tools from Complexity Science to quantify the physical resilience – the ability to ‘bounce back’ – of older adults facing a health stressor and predict their response to future challenges."
RICH Co-Coordinator - MA in Pedagogical Science
"Through my thesis about the comorbidity of sensory impairments and mental disorders in older adults with the Symptom Network Analysis, I was inspired to study the method further to apply it to other topics such as the comorbidity of learning difficulties in children. I believe Innovating the current educational system with a complex system approach would make it more inclusive.”
RICH Co-Coordinator - MSc in Neurosciences & MA in Philosophy of Neuroscience
" My connection to complexity sciences comes through studying well-being and mental disorders via network science. I believe a philosophical perspective on the mind's complexity and its connection to the brain is just as important as the scientific research done on these topics.
RICH is a place for this complicated and yet fascinating subject (and many more), so I am happy to be a part of this group.
PHD Candidate at Radboudumc
"I am focusing on complexity science methods (e.g., network analysis, stability and tipping point analyses, computational modeling such as ABM) with regards to loneliness in the elderly. By employing these methods we are trying to gain insight in how loneliness works and how we can counteract it through intervention by video games."
PhD Candidate at the Behavioural Science Institute
"I study psychopathology and clinical change from a complex systems perspective, drawing inspiration from coordination dynamics and phase transition theory. I’m a transdisciplinary complexity science enthusiast and excited to contribute to RICH, for instance I’ve been helping organizing the monthly network meetings. In my free time, I like being outdoors, cooking, and playing guitar in my indie rock band.”
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PhD Candidate at the Department of Bionanoscience (TU Delft)
"I'm fascinated by the interdisciplinarity of complexity science, finding parallels and areas of overlap that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. I'm currently working on adaptivity and self-organisation in the field of evolutionary cell biophysics."
Click here to hear about her experiences with RICH.
MSc Medical Biology at Radboud University and former RICH managerial assistant
“I find it striking how often separate fields of research independently run up against the same problems or uncertainties. Complexity methods offer a way forward across fields, so I am excited to learn from and enable others to share their knowledge. My main interests are currently: Life sciences, health, and public policy.”
MBA graduate from Radboud University
"Our world has always been complex, but our ability to come together, digest, and analyze this complexity has progressed immensely. This means the understanding of our world can transcend linearity. I find complexity methods to be a fascinating way to discover this wealth of knowledge and the dynamics of interconnectedness."
PhD Candidate at Behavioral Science Institute; Diversity Equity and Inclusion Staff Ambassador; RICH admin alumna
"I’m fascinated by all things rethinking borders and current systems. I love that Complexity Science is opening doors for us to rethink how we a) conduct science, and b) view our knowledge about individuals. #IdiograficResearchRules "
And many more...
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These are just a few examples of our active members and our network is always expanding.