Ed de Jonge | Researcher | Innovative Social Services

Ed de Jonge


Ed de Jonge PhD graduated with distinction in philosophy with a specialisation in ethics. He also holds a doctorate in social sciences on a dissertation entitled: Images of the Professional: Sources of Inspiration for Professionalisation. He gained work experience at various universities of applied sciences and in a variety of roles: as (senior) lecturer, education developer, education specialist, project leader, quality manager and practical researcher.

The main focus of his current position is on educational innovation and practical research. Ed de Jonge developed the so-called Neighbourhood Team minor, is closely involved in the design, application and development of the Master Community Development and is currently a member of the university-wide core team for designing transdisciplinary and life-long development trajectories.

In terms of practical research, he has mainly been active in projects concerning the ‘ethical actorship’ of social professionals and the knowledge base for Social Work educational programmes. He is currently conducting research into the role of ethical sensibility in professional actorship, a musical approach to complexity, optimising expertise development, integrating personal, social and professional development, and the operative factors of development workshops.

Fields of expertise

  • Professionalism
  • Ethical actorship
  • Professional development



  • Meerdere handen op elkaar
    • Research groups: Debt and Debt Collection, Driving Educational Change, Innovation of Movement Care, Innovations in Preventive Care, Living and Wellbeing, Participation, Care and Support, Proactive care for older people living at home
    • 1 March 2022 - 1 March 2030
    PREVENT: integrated, community-based prevention

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Ed de Jonge | Researcher | Innovative Social Services

Ed de Jonge

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Living and Wellbeing