Inge Bleijenbergh,
Inge Bleijenbergh,

Inge Bleijenbergh appointed professor of Action Research in the field of equality, diversity, and inclusion

Inge Bleijenbergh has been appointed professor of Action Research, in particular in the field of equality, diversity, and inclusion, at the Nijmegen School of Management with effect from 1 June 2022.

Bleijenbergh's research provides insight into the social systems of organisations and the possibilities for making them more inclusive. In her action research, Bleijenbergh involves stakeholders in organisations in developing knowledge that is important for these groups, including in the areas of equality and inclusion. These include women on temporary contracts, employees with an international background, and Eastern European migrant workers.

"I want to democratise the way we obtain scientific knowledge, giving those involved a role in the whole research process," Bleijenbergh said. "I use participatory techniques, such as focus groups and participatory modelling. This allows me to work with participants to structure what they already know and to integrate and broaden this knowledge."

About Inge Bleijenbergh

Inge Bleijenbergh (Haarlem, 1970) studied Social and Cultural Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She received her PhD in 2004 for her thesis "Citizens who care; European social citizenship in EU debates on childcare and part-time work" on European social rights. After her PhD she started working as a researcher and lecturer at Vrije Universiteit. Bleijenbergh has been assistant professor of Methodology at the Nijmegen School of Management since 2006, where she was promoted to associate professor in 2015.

Bleijenbergh has published extensively on topics such as organisational change, gender inequality, and intersectionality and has received several European grants for her research. She has also edited several books, including the Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organisations, and written several Dutch-language textbooks on qualitative research.

Contact information

Would you like to learn more? Please contact Inge Bleijenbergh directly at inge.bleijenbergh [at] (inge[dot]bleijenbergh[at]ru[dot]nl) or contact Radboud University Science Communication on +31 (0)24 361 6000, media [at] (media[at]ru[dot]nl).