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Willem Bantema - Senior researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Willem Bantema - Senior researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Willem Bantema, PhD (1984) works as lecturer-researcher at the Cybersafety Research Group. In 2010, he graduated in Sociology at the University of Groningen with a specialization in quantitative policy research. From 2011 to 2016 he finished his PhD in Sociology of Law at the Department of Law at the University of Groningen. He specializes in quantitative and qualitative research methods (mixed methods) in the field of regulatory compliance and law enforcement. His dissertation was titled: ‘Why do bars rebel against the smoking ban? A socio-legal analysis of motivational postures and regulato…

Marja Blok - Officemanager Cybersafety Research Group

Marja Blok - Officemanager Cybersafety Research Group

Marja Blok is officemanager of the Cybersafety Research Group since 2010. She loves arranging and organizing. She is the first you talk to when you call. She likes a personal approach and considers it important that you feel you are treated in a friendly and correct manner. One of the challenges of her work is the contact with many different types of people. She finds it important to know exactly what is going on and to be able to act quickly. As all-round office manager her goal is to make everything run smoothly.

Sander Ebbers – PhD-researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Sander Ebbers – PhD-researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Sander Ebbers, MSc (1989) works as a PhD-candidate at the Cybersafety Research Group. He graduated in Industrial & Organizational Psychology at the University of Groningen. After graduating, he started working as a consultant at Insite Security (NB: As of 1 July Insite Security has changed its name to Qbit). On behalf of a wide range of organizations, Sander conducts Security Awareness and Privacy Awareness programs. The goal of these programs is to increase risk awareness so that employees recognize cyber risks and know what to do under such circumstances. The Security Awareness Program…

Marko van Eekelen – Professor of Faculty of Computer Science

Marko van Eekelen – Professor of Faculty of Computer Science

Prof. Dr. Marko van Eekelen is Professor for Software Technology at the Faculty of Management, Science and Technology of the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL), chairing the department of Computer Science. Furthermore, he is programme leader of the OU Software Engineering Master: a top quality Master of Science ranking first in National Student Enquiries evaluations. He is also affiliated with the Radboud University in Nijmegen as a member of the Digital Security department. He has ample experience in transfer of academic knowledge as the Scientific Director of the Nijmegen Laboratory…

Bram Emmen - PhD-researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Bram Emmen - PhD-researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Bram Emmen MSc (1986) has been working as a PhD-researcher at the Cybersafety Research Group since 2017. In 2016 he completed his master's degree in Criminology at Erasmus University Rotterdam with his thesis on the possibilities and risks of big data analysis for crime prevention. In addition, he defended his thesis in Porto (Universidade do Porto) during an international criminology congress where the research was assessed with distinction. As a PhD-researcher, Bram conducts research within the multidisciplinary international research project "Police Detectives on the Tor-network" (PDTOR).…

Rogier de Groot - PhD-researcher Research Group LVB en Juvenile Crime

Rogier de Groot - PhD-researcher Research Group LVB en Juvenile Crime

Mr. Rogier de Groot MSc. (1980) is a doctoral researcher at the Lectureship MID and Juvenile Crime. In 2007 he graduated as a criminologist and as a criminal lawyer in 2009 in 2009 at Leiden University. From 2008 to 2010 Rogier was attached to the COT Institute for Safety and Crisis Management. Since 2010 he has worked as a lecturerer and researcher at Leiden University. As a researcher he worked on the study 'Unlimited access tot justice?', a research on victimization of people with learning disabilities in the criminal justice systems. Besides this, he coordinates the minor Working in the Y…

Jurjen Jansen – PhD-researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Jurjen Jansen – PhD-researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Jurjen Jansen MSc (1983) is a PhD candidate at the Cybersafety Research Group. Jurjen started per July 1, 2013 with a thesis which is part of the Dutch Research Program on Safety and Security of Online Banking, a partnership between the banking sector, the Police Academy and National Police. His research focuses on strengthening online resilience of end-users. In addition, he assists students in designing and conducting research.

Since 2010, Jurjen has been working for the Cybersafety Research Group. As a researcher he has worked on projects on youth and cyber safety, the nature and extent of…

Joyce Kerstens – Associate Professor of Police, Partners and Digitization (Digital Blue)

Joyce Kerstens – Associate Professor of Police, Partners and Digitization (Digital Blue)

Joyce Kerstens (1965) is Associate Professor of Police, Partners and Digitization (Digital Blue) and conducts research on cybercrime and trends in digitization, the use of digital technology by police and partners and, innovative forms of citizen participation on behalf of the detection of cybercrime. The Associate professorship is part of the Cyber Safety Research Group at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and the Police Academy. Joyce Kerstens is a sociologist with a focus on the significance of a technology-driven and data-driven environment for humans, i.e. users

Joyce obtained he…

Nicolien Kop – Lecturer in Criminal Science & Crime Prevention

Nicolien Kop – Lecturer in Criminal Science & Crime Prevention

Nicolien Kop is a psychologist and lecturer Crime Prevention and Criminal Science at the Police Academy in Apeldoorn. Since the early nineties she has been conducting a broad field study into and to the police, specifically into the investigation in the past fourteen years. She regularly publishes articles, books and reports on the subject. Previously she worked as a researcher at Utrecht University and the Institute of International Relations Clingendael. In 2012, she presented her public lecture: From detection to crime control.
Furthermore Nicolien is involved as co-promotor in various PhD…

Christianne de Poot – Lecturer in Forensic Research and Professor of Criminalistics

Christianne de Poot – Lecturer in Forensic Research and Professor of Criminalistics

Christianne de Poot (1966) is a linguïst and psychologist. She graduated with honors from the University of Nijmegen in 1990 and received her doctorate in 1996 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on a study on leading questions in interrogation situations. Her dissertation was awarded the ASPO-dissertation award.
Since then she has been carrying out and guiding empirical and experimental research in investigation processes, methods of detection and crime phenomena such a organized crime, cyber-crime and jihadist terrorism. Christianne specializes in conducting empirical and experimental socia…

Wouter Stol – Cyber Safety Lector and professor of Police Studies

Wouter Stol – Cyber Safety Lector and professor of Police Studies

Wouter Stol worked for the police in Amsterdam (1981 - 1992) and studied sociology (University of Amsterdam, 1984 - 1989). He received his doctorate 'Police action and Information Technology (VU, 1996). Since 1995, he has been leading a research group, successively at police advice center In-Pact (1995-2000), the Police Academy (2000-2004) and the NHL (2004-present). Dominant in his research and publications are law enforcement and new technology, focusing on digitization and cybercrime since about 1998. Wouter is currently lector on Cyber Safety at NHL and the Police Academy and professor of…

Litska Strikwerda – University lecturer Faculty of Culture and Science of Law

Litska Strikwerda – University lecturer Faculty of Culture and Science of Law

Litska Strikwerda (1983) works as a university lecturer at the Faculty of Cultural and legal sciences at the Open University. There she provides education and research at meta-legal level, among others in the field of cybercrime. Litska studied law at Utrecht University and Applied Ethics at the Norwegian Technical and Natural Science University (NTNU). She was previously employed at the University of Utrecht, Twente University and Loyola University (Chicago, USA). In 2014 she obtained on het thesis entitled "Virtual Acts, Real Crimes? A legal-philosophical analysis of virtual cyber-crime" fo…

Suzanna Twickler – Lecturer/Researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Suzanna Twickler – Lecturer/Researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Suzanna is a lecturer 'Law and policy' at NHL University of Applied Sciences, where she coaches students in their last year of study for a bachelor in law. Suzanna has a legal background: she studied law at the University of Groningen and worked for 25 years for several governments. Her focus in the field of law is Marine Spatial Planning in general and enforcement of laws and regulations in specific. She uses the latter in the project: "Mayor in Cyber Space". The main research question in this project is: can administrative law (the powers of the mayor) be used to regulate online activities…

Mirjam Uenk - researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Mirjam Uenk - researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Mirjam Uenk (1976) works as a researcher at the Cybersafety Research Group since the beginning of 2019. She finished her Master's degree in Social and Cultural sciences, specialization Culture, Organization and Management (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2002). She started as a researcher of community and safety. After that she worked for 13 years for the Dutch Police in different roles and policy areas. Mostly in the field of youth crime, domestic violence and community policing. With this background and expertise she will contribute to research at the Cybersafety Research Group.

Trijntje Völlink – University lecturer Department of Psychology

Trijntje Völlink – University lecturer Department of Psychology

Since 2003 I have been working as an university lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (PenOw) of the Open University. I work in particular on course development for the Bachelor and Master and I supervise students of (Health) psychology. With regards to research, I have been actively doing research into cyberbullying with my colleague Francine DeMuth over the last ten years. In addition to various international publications and contributions to conferences I was guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Community and Social Psychology Concerning Antisocial beh…

Harald Vranken – Senior university lecturer faculty of Management, Science & Technology

Harald Vranken – Senior university lecturer faculty of Management, Science & Technology

Dr. ir. Harald Vranken (1969) works as a senior lecturer at the Open University (Department of Computer Science) and Radboud University (section Digital Security). In teaching and research, he is particularly concerned with technical aspects of security. He teaches courses in the field of IT security, software security, and web security. In research, he works with graduate students and doctoral candidates on the security of online banking, virtual labs for conducting experiments on security, software security, web security, botnet detection, network resilience and governance of IT security. H…

Saskia Westers – Lecturer/Researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Saskia Westers – Lecturer/Researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Saskia Westers (1991) works as a junior researcher at the Cybersafety Research Group since the beginning of 2018. In 2017 she finished both her masters Psychology and Law at Maastricht University and Forensic Criminology at Leiden University. She carried out research focused on children’s eyewitness testimonies and food(in)securities of (ex-)prisoners. At the ING bank she gained working experience in the fraud department detecting and tackling fraud and scam cases.

Renske Zuurveen – Lecturer/Researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Renske Zuurveen – Lecturer/Researcher Cybersafety Research Group

Renske Zuurveen MSc LLM (1987) works as a researcher at the Cybersafety Research Group since 2013. In 2009 she finished her Master's degree with a specialization in Psychology and Law at Maastricht University. Subsequently, she completed a Master's degree in Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Groningen. Renske has carried out research into online identity fraud at the Public Prosecution Service. For the Cybersafety Research Group she contributed to the Youth & Cyber Safety project and also carried out research into victims of cybercrime among SMEs and one-man businesses. Re…