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prof.dr. E. Giebels (Ellen)

Full Professor

About Me

I am a Dutch psychologist interested in human reactions and social interactions in high-risk, high-stakes situations. Key topics are:

  • Conflict and negotiation
  • Crime and deception
  • Coping and resilience
  • Social context of risk

Much of my work is in collaboration with Dutch, other European and North American governmental parties. In 2012, I 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 2015, I was part of the research team that officially evaluated the Dutch governmental functioning following the MH17 disaster. Currently, I am chairing a committee investigating the social safety climate within the Military (https://www.meldpuntsociaalveiligdefensie.nl/).

Curriculum Vitae (short)

  • 2017 - Vice-dean (Research), Faculty Board - Faculty of Behavioural, Management, and Social sciences (BMS), University of Twente (UT)
  • 2017 - Fellow Association for Psychological Science
  • 2017 - Board member Kurt Lewin Institute, see http://www.kurtlewininstituut.nl/
  • 2014-2017: Management Team, BMS Faculty, UT
  • 2011- Head of department Psychology of Conflict, Risk & Safety, Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences, UT
  • 2010: Full professor Social Psychology of Conflict and Safety, UT
  • 2006-2010: Associate Professor, UT
  • 2000-2006: Assistant Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology, University of Groningen
  • 1999-2000: Secondment at Behavioural Science Unit of the Federal Police, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1998-1999: Postdoc (NWO) project on crisis negotiations
  • 1994-1998: PhD project “negotiation in organizations”; PhD obtained November 1999
  • 1997-1998: Visiting research fellow (5 months) at Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • 1993-1994: Project manager at institute for post-academic courses, Utrecht (PAO)
  • 1993: MSc in Social and Organizational Psychology, University of Groningen, NL

Additional functions and community service (selection)

  • Scientific advisory board U-Today
  • Associate editor Legal and Criminological Psychology
  • Editorial Board Negotiation and Conflict Management Research
  • Advisor Dutch National Police Agency
  • Guest lecturer Police Academy of the Netherlands
  • Reviewer and committee member for i.e. NWO talent, NWO VIDI, NWO VENI, FWO, CREST, EAPL, IACM, WODC, Police & Science program
  • Mentor in the UT mentoring programme
  • Committee scientific integrity, University of Twente (2012-2014)
  • Confidential advisor, University of Twente (2009-2014)

 

Expertise

Conflict (Psychology)
Police
Communication
Police
Interviews
Social Adjustment
Communication
Crisis Communication

Ancillary Activities

  • politieacademie
    gastdocentschap politieacademie

Research

My area of expertise concerns human reactions and social interactions in high-risk, high-stakes situations. Key topics are:

  • Conflict and negotiation
  • Crime and deception
  • Coping and resilience
  • Social context of risk
Much of my work is in collaboration with Dutch, other European and North American governmental parties. In 2012, I 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 2015, I was part of the research team that officially evaluated the Dutch governmental functioning following the  MH17 disaster. Currently, I am chairing a committee investigating the social safety climate within the Military (https://www.meldpuntsociaalveiligdefensie.nl/).

Publications

Recent
de Graaff, M. C., de Vries, P. W., van Bijlevelt, W. J., & Giebels, E. (2017). Ethical leadership in the military: The gap between theory and practice in ethics education. In P. H. J. Olsthoorn (Ed.), Military Ethics and Leadership: The Gap between Theory and Practice in Ethics Education (pp. 56-85). (International Studies on Military Ethics; Vol. 3). Brill. DOI: 10.1163/9789004339590_004
Other Contributions

Other publications (selection)

  1. De Graaff, M.C., De Vries, P.W., Van Bijlevelt, W.J. & Giebels, E. (forthcoming). Ethical leadership in the military: the gap between theory and practice in ethics education. In P.J. Olsthoorn (Ed.), Ethics in Military Leadership.  Leiden: Brill.
  2. Bakker, M.H., Kerstholt, J.H., Van Bommel, M., & Giebels, E. (accepted). Decision Making During a Crisis: the Interplay of Narratives and Statistical Information Before and After Crisis Communication. Journal of Risk Research.
  3. Kievik, M., Giebels, E., Gutteling, J.M. (accepted pending minor revisions). The key to risk communication success. The longitudinal effect of behavioral training and repeating risk messages on actual self-protective behavior. Journal of Risk Research.
  4. Scheurs, W., Kerstholt, J.H., Giebels, E. & De Vries, P.W. (accepted). Citizen participation in the police domain: the role of citizens' attitude and morality. Journal of Community Psychology.
  5. Ströfer, S., Noordzij, M., Ufkes, E.G. & Giebels, E. (2015). Deceptive intentions: can cues to deception be measured before a lie is even stated? PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125237. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125237. Find the article here
  6. Giebels, E., Ufkes, E.G., & Van Erp, K.J.M.P. (2014). Understanding high-stakes conflicts. In N. Ashkanasy, O.B., Ayoko & K.A. Jehn (Eds.), The Handbook of Research in Conflict Management, pp. 66-78. London: Edward Edgar Publishing.
  7. Wells, S., Taylor, P. J., & Giebels, E. (2013). Terrorism and crisis negotiations. In M. Olekalns, & W. Adair (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Negotiation, pp. 473-498. London: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  8. Prentice, S., Taylor, P.J., Rayson, P., & Giebels, E. (2012). Differentiating act from ideology: evidence from messages supporting and denouncing violent extremism. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 5, 289-306.
  9. Römer, M., Rispens, S., Giebels, E., & Euwema, M.C (2012)Detrimental consequences of conflict among colleagues: What role does the leader play? Negotiation Journal, 28, 253-277.
  10. Poortvliet, M. & Giebels, E. (2012). Self-improvement and cooperation: how exchange relationships promote mastery driven individuals’ job outcomes. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 21, 392-425.
  11. Ufkes, E.G., Giebels, E., Otten, S., & Van der Zee, K.I. (2012). The effectiveness of a mediation program in symmetrical versus asymmetrical neighbor-to-neighbor conflicts. International Journal of Conflict Management, 23, 440-457.
  12. Rispens, S., Giebels, E., & Jehn, K. A. (2010). Explaining hostile actions: Integrating theories of abusive supervision and conflict asymmetry. In B. Schyns & T. Hansbrough (Eds.). When leadership goes wrong: Destructive leadership, mistakes and ethical failures, pp 203-222. Greenwhich (CT), Information Age Publishing.


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Education

Ellen Giebels is involved in teaching for the courses and programmes listed below and is also supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses for these programmes.

Affiliated Study Programmes

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Master

Courses

Projects

Current PhD projects supervision

  • Vacancy Design and implementation of ICT-based commmunication systems in victim-offender mediation.Supervision together with dr. Sven Zebel (UT), dr. Marielle Stoelinga, prof.dr. Boudewijn Haverkort (both UT/EWI).Funded by the Tech4People program, BMS faculty
  • Wendy Schreurs: From citizen participation to vigilantism in the police domain.Supervision together with prof.dr. José Kerstholt (UT/TNO) and Dr. Peter de Vries (UT).Funded by TNO.
  • Miriam Oostinga: Error recovery in protracted suspect interactions.Supervision in collaboration with prof.dr. Paul Taylor (University of Lancaster/UT).Funded by a US government grant.
  • Marian van Dijk: Early triage in conflict.Supervision in collaboration with dr. Sven Zebel (UT).Funded by the Council for Legal Aid, Ministry of Justice.
  • Marije Bakker: Deciding to help: Effects of risk and crisis communication.Supervision in collaboration with prof. dr. José Kerstholt (TNO/UT) and dr. Marco van Bommel (UT).Funded by TNO.
  • Anja Jansen: The influence of the environment and CCTV on criminal behavior.Supervision in collaboration with dr. Thomas van Rompay (University of Twente) and prof. dr. Marianne Junger (University of Twente).Funded by IGS, University of Twente.

 

 

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room C243B
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  C243B
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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