Menno Soentken


As a researcher, he is involved in the research group Living and Wellbeing. He takes part in the Regional Knowledge Hub ‘Misunderstood Behavior’. Other topics include the involvement of experiential knowledge in research and policy, and collaborative governance in social work.


Previously, he worked as a program manager for the HU Knowledge Centre of Social Innovation and the HU Grant Office. He obtained a PhD from VU University Amsterdam with a comparative study on changes in the welfare state in five European countries.

Fields of expertise

  • Experiential Knowledge in research and policy
  • Policy and Governance
  • Collaborative Governance

Menno Soentken

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Living and Wellbeing