Melissa Willemsen | Researcher | Research groups Literacy and Foreign Language Education

Melissa Willemsen


Melissa Willemsen MSc graduated in 2010 as a forensic special education and child-rearing professional at the University of Amsterdam. In 2011 obtained her degree as a Child and Adolescent Psychologist at Utrecht University Melissa has been a researcher / project manager at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht since July 2011.

Within the HU, Melissa is involved in a number of research projects at various research groups and institutes. She is involved with project management, data collection, instrument digitisation, data processing and data analysis, and gives advise on implementing research methods. She is also involved in the further development and research into the didactic observation instrument (MvT).

Fields of expertise 

  • Methodological / technical
  • Training / supervision / coaching
  • Data collection / data structure / data analysis


  • Learning to teach Effects of classroom observation, assignment of appropriate lesson preparation templates and stage focused feedback
    • Tamar Tas, Thoni Houtveen, Wim van de Grift, Melissa Willemsen
    • Research group: Multilingualism and Education
    • Article
    • 2018

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