Elske van den Boom - Muilenberg | Researcher | Lectorate Driving Educational Change

Elske van den Boom - Muilenburg

Dr. Elske van den Boom-Muilenburg is as senior researcher and head teacher connected to the research group Driving Educational Change. Her research focuses on learning networks, social capital, evidence-informed change and leadership. She does this in, with and for practice use.


After completing the Academic Teacher Training for Primary Education (ATPE) and the research master Educational Sciences: Learning in Interaction, Elske worked as a PhD candidate at the University of Twente for four years. She researched the role of leadership in schools that work sustainably on educational development with professional learning communities.

Fields of expertise

  • Leadership
  • Social capital (and social network analysis)
  • Evidence-informed change