Evelien Platje, PhD (1982) started in 2019 as a senior researcher at the research group Knowledge Analysis Societal Security. She is performing research into the implementation of (neurocriminological) scientific knowledge in higher professional education and practice.
Since her PhD research Evelien is studying neurobiology and antisocial behaviour; at the University of Leiden and at the VU Amsterdam as well as at the ministry of Justice. Besides research, she teaches criminology and research education at Safety & Security Management.
Neuroscientific research has long been fundamental in nature, with limited practical applicability. Over the past few years this has gradually been changing. Evelien’s research at the WODC is a good example of practice-based neuroscience. Translating research findings to the context of higher professional education and practice poses an interesting challenge Evelien aims to tackle.
Fields of expertise
- Development of antisocial behaviour
- Evidence-based and evidence-informed practice