2002 – 2010
PhD   research at the University of Melbourne, department of Political Science. Project title: The Biotechnology Debate: democracy in the face of intractable   disagreement. From September 2005, I worked on this thesis at the University   of Utrecht as a guest of the Ethics Institute (on a MIRS scholarship from   Melbourne University and an IPRS scholarship from the Australian government)

1992 – 1999
University   of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Philosophy Department Specialization:   Environmental Philosophy. Degree obtained: MA (cum laude)

1995  – 1996
University   of Melbourne, exchange student Environmental Science and Philosophy (on a   scholarship of Amsterdam University)

1991 -1992
Spanish   courses in Sevilla and Barcelona, Spain

1985 – 1991
Christelijk   Lyceum Zeist, Netherlands (secondary school)

1987 -1988
McMain   Magnet High School, New Orleans, United States of America


Talentclass about presenting in public of the Dutch Organization of Scientific Research

Talentclasses about networking; creativity; and requesting subsidies of the Dutch Organization of Scientific Research

Course in Microsoft Powerpoint and course in Excel

PhD seminars at the Ethics Institute, led by Professor Marcus Düwell

PhD course of the Dutch Research School of Ethics: Liberalism and Communitarianism

PhD seminars of the Dutch Research School of Ethics (about publishing, time-management, case-study research, finding your own vision, and obstacles to writing a thesis)

PhD courses at the University of Melbourne (about writing a literature review, time-management, Endnotes, and making a Word Masterdocument)

Courses about tutoring and about ‘testing and evaluating exams’