Our Team

The Centre for BOLD Cities' team and affiliate network consists of the following people:

BOLD Cities board and staff

Supervisory board

Prof. mr. dr. Erwin Muller (Leiden University)
Prof. dr. ir. Lucas van Vliet (Delft University of Technology)
Prof. dr. Victor Bekkers (Erasmus University)

Executive board

Prof. dr. Liesbet van Zoonen (academic director, Erasmus University)
Prof. dr. Claartje ter Hoeven (Erasmus University)
Prof. dr. ing. Bram Klievink (Leiden University)
Dr. ir. Alexander Koutamanis (Delft University of Technology)
Prof. dr. Catholijn Jonker (Delft University of Technology)

Support staff

Miyabi Babasaki (junior researcher) 
Dr. Jiska Engelbert (strategic director)
Esther Eumann (communication and valorisation officer)
Sanne van Herwijnen (teacher assistant)
Ada Noorlander (secretary)
Merlina Slotboom (project manager)

BOLD Cities researchers

Prof. dr. Marjolijn Das (Professor by special appointment, Erasmus University | CBS)
Prof. dr. Roland Ortt (Professor by special appointment, Erasmus University | Stichting Toekomstbeeld der Techniek)

Project team Urban environment for vulnerable youth

Prof. dr. Carolien Rieffe (Leiden University)
Dr. Sarah Giest (Leiden University)
Dr. Mitra Barachi (Leiden University)
Dr. Alexander Koutamanis (Delft University of Technology)
Lisa van Klaveren (Leiden University)
Maedeh Nasri (Leiden University)
Yung Ting Tsou (Leiden University)
Boya Li (Leiden University)

Project team Disaster management through official and social media

Dr. Monique Arkesteijn (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Jan Rellermeyer (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Sobhan Omranian (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Peter Scholten (Erasmus University)
Christian Lesmes Mendoza (Delft University of Technology)

Project team SYMTRA: Symbolic neighborhood trajectories in the digital city

Prof. dr. Bart Barendregt (Leiden University)
Dr. John Boy (Leiden University)
Dr. Daniel Trottier (Erasmus University)
Dr. Jay Lee (Erasmus University)
Dr. Fadi Hirzalla (Erasmus University)

Project team Re-integration in BOLD cities (ZonMW)

Prof. dr. Marike Knoef (Leiden University)
Prof. dr. Lex Burdorf (Erasmus MC)
Dr. Merel Schuring (Erasmus MC)
Berivan Yildiz (Erasmus MC)
Marco Stam (Leiden University)
Maarten van Kooij (Gemeente Rotterdam)

Project team Jouw buurt, jouw data & Data design studio

Dr. Emiel Rijshouwer (Erasmus University)
Dr. Els Leclercq (Delft University of Technology)

Minor team

Dr. Sarah Giest (Leiden University)
Prof. dr. Roland Ortt (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis (Delft University of Technology)
Vivien Butot, MSc (Erasmus University)
Dr. Jiska Engelbert (Erasmus University)
Prof. dr. Liesbet van Zoonen (Erasmus University)

Affiliated PhD- and Post-doctoral researchers

Dr. Arno Knobbe (Leiden University)
Dr. Matthijs van Leeuwen (Leiden University)
Dr. Katy Wolstencroft (Leiden University)

Dr. Reinout Kleinhans (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Bastiaan van Loenen (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Anneke Zuiderwijk (Delft University of Technology)
Prof. dr. Alessandro Bozzon (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Achilleas Psyllidis (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Andrea Mauri (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Aksel Ersoy (Delft University of Technology)
Dr. Hendrik Ploeger (Delft University of Technology)

Dr. Marcel van Oosterhout (Erasmus University)
Dr. Haydee Sheombar (Erasmus University)
Dr. Jason Pridmore (Erasmus University)
Anne van Eldik (Erasmus University)
Sabrina Huizenga (Erasmus University)
Margot Kersing (Erasmus University)
Vivien Butot (Erasmus University)
Freek de Haan (Erasmus University)