My profile is three-sided. First, I am a senior scholar in political sociology using state-of-the art methods and statistics, with 30 years of exper­ien­ce. I have a broad interest with respect to research topics and a strong track record in in­ter­disciplinary projects. The last ten years, my research has increasingly focused on the health and inequality in a public policy context. Second, I am a scholar who is actively involved in teaching and educational innova­tion. Last, I am a university professional with strategic responsibilities, currently working as Dean of the Twente Graduate School. I have a professional network extending across academia, the field of edu­cation and society.


  • Psychology

    • Children
    • Adaptation
    • Neglect
  • Social Sciences

    • Netherlands
    • Identity
    • Dutch
    • Women
    • Campaign


Ancillary activities

  • Academische Werkplaats Jeugd in TwenteBestuurlijke Begeleidingscommissie Academische Werkplaats Jeugd in Twente
  • Stichting Scoren in de Wijk FC TWenteBestuurslid
  • NWOLid Commissie Bezwaarschriften NWO/ZonMw


How does private adaptation motivation to climate change vary across cultures?: Evidence from a meta-analysisInternational journal of disaster risk reduction, 46, Article 101615. Noll, B., Filatova, T. & Need, A. exploitation narratives and coping strategies of Ethiopian women return migrants from the Arabian GulfGender, Place and Culture, 27(4), 568-586. Nisrane, B. L., Ossewaarde, R. & Need, A. invloed van sociale netwerkstructuur en prosociale culturele normen op het geven aan goede doelen: Een multilevelanalyse van de Movember-inzamelingscampagne in 24 landenMens en maatschappij, 95(1), 55-71. van den Broek, T., Need, A., Ehrenhard, M., Priante, A. & Hiemstra, D. en employability: Buitenlandervaring, bestuurservaring en excellentieonderwijs in de werving door werkgevers: Deelonderzoek van ‘Excellentie in het hoger onderwijs: Selectie, effectiviteit en uitstralingseffecten’. Kolster, R., Westerheijden, D. & Need, A.Home, but not 'at home': the reintegration of unskilled Ethiopian female return migrants from Arabian Gulf countries. University of Twente. Nisrane, B. L. the professional's eyes: Transfers of care during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum periodBMC health services research, 20(1), Article 108. van Stenus, C. M. V., Poorthuis, M. B., Boere-Boonekamp, M. M. & Need, A.

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