Sascha van Gijzel


Sascha has been working in the Research group Participation, Care and Support since she first performed research on behalf of the Research group as a graduate student in the Social Educational Care programme in 2011. She started as a junior researcher next to her work as an ambulant supervisor for Humanitas DMH. She has been working as a lecturer-researcher since 2015.

Sascha has been actively involved in a number of studies within the Utrecht Wmo (Social Support Act) Workshop that focussed on volunteer contributions and the transition and transformation of care and community support. She has specific expertise in, and affinity with, the target group of the mentally disabled. Indeed, in her role as educator she is involved as a lecturer in the optional programme relating to this sector.

In part thanks to her Master’s research, which focuses on utilising the experience-based knowledge of people with a mental disability, Sascha aims to encourage students, lecturers, researchers and professionals to duly appreciate and take advantage of this important source of knowledge.

Fields of expertise

  • Participation, Care and Support
  • Care of people with a mental disability
  • Wmo Workshop



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Sascha van Gijzel

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Participation, Care and Support