Annelies Sturm works as researcher in the Research group Working with Mandated Clients and as an hbo lecturer in the Social Work degree programme. Completing her Psychology degree programme, Annelies was motivated by the wish to identify the active ingredients in providing effective support as a social worker to young people and adults and as a company welfare officer.
In 2006, she switched from working in the field to higher professional education, where she was introduced to Anneke Menger’s research into relationships as an active factor in probation supervision. In the context of the research programme ‘Werkalliantie in het Gedwongen Kader’ (‘Professional Alliance in Mandated Social Work’), Annelies Sturm performed qualitative research into the ways in which social workers enter into professional alliances during probation supervision.
On 1 September 2015, she started on her PhD study, which focuses on the development of professional alliances during probation supervision. The objective of this research is to gain greater insight into the process of mutual influencing that takes place between the professional and the client during supervision.
Annelies Sturm is associated as a lecturer with the Institute for Social Work and serves as Chair of the curriculum committee for the Social Work and Social Services degree programme. Within the Institute, she is also a catalyst and champion for the new degree profile Welfare and Society.
Fields of expertise
- Probation supervision
- Professional alliance
- To be trusted The role of the working alliance in probation supervision
- Two sides of the working alliance A qualitative study from the perspective of both probationers and probation officers
- The Price of Mistrust: A Study into the Working Alliance as Predictor for Recidivism