Majda Lamkaddem works as lecturer-researcher in the Research group Access to Justice. Within this Research group, Majda bears responsibility for the line of research ‘Juridische zelfredzaamheid’ (‘Legal self-sufficiency’).
In this line of research, she is studying people’s access to the Participation Act and its intended results, and the associated legislation: wet Taaleis voor etnische minderheden (‘Language proficiency requirement for ethnic minorities’). This is examined both at the level of the individual citizen and at the systemic level. The objective of this study is to lay a foundation for further research into social, ethnic and cultural differences in the Research group Access to Justice.
In addition, Majda has worked since February 2016 as a Research Skills lecturer within the International Communication and Media (ICM) degree programme, where she concerns herself with the application of research methods within this field of study. Before this, she performed research in an advanced diploma programme at the AMC hospital within the University of Amsterdam’s Department of Social Medicine. Her research has mainly focused on access to healthcare for ethnic minorities.
Fields of expertise
- Legal self-sufficiency
- Participation Act
- Research skills
- Focus on client needs - A study on frontline legal aid in the Netherlands Focus op client behoeften -- Een studie over eerstelijns rechtshulp in Nederland
- Social Workers as Local Human Rights Actors? Their Response to Barriers in Access to Care and Support in the Netherlands
- Social Support and Access to Justice at the Kitchen Table? An Assessment of the Legal Capabilities of Community Social Care Professionals in the Netherlands