Widya de Bakker (1987) has been affiliated with the HU since 2011. She is a lecturer in the Applied Safety & Security Studies programme and a researcher in the Research Group societal security, as well as the Research Group Working with Mandated Clients. She conducts research into Work Alliance in the context of probation.
This is a longitudinal study in which Widya de Bakker has gained experience with conducting (semi-structured) interviews and coordinating, analysing and processing data. She also began her doctoral research in 2017, which focuses on differences in (the development of) the work alliance between client groups within probation services.
Widya studied Criminology at Leiden University. In 2010, she graduated in the Security Policy and Law Enforcement subject cluster, with a study into the prevalence of food insecurity among Dutch students in senior secondary vocational education and young people in juvenile justice institutions. After graduating, she conducted research at the University of Applied Sciences Leiden into the success factors of the PIJ approach (Placement in Juvenile Detention Centres) and freedom-restricting measures in the care of young people with mild intellectual disabilities.
Fields of expertise
- Work alliance in a mandated framework
- Quantitative research