Here are the winners of the Graduate School Award for PhD excellence


The Graduate School Awards for PhD Excellence are yearly awarded to further stimulate and reward PhD research. This year the Graduate School received a record number of 71 submissions from its seven participating faculties and institutes. Graduate School dean Liesbet van Zoonen and Programme Board chair Gijs van Oenen announced the winning poster, paper, article and thesis.

Participating faculties and institutes

  • Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT)
  • Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)
  • Faculty of Philosophy (FW)
  • Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
  • Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)
  • Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM)
  • International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

Best posterMarloes Lisanne Nederhand

“Outcome feedback and reflection to improve calibration: A longitudinal study among high school students”.
Presented at the EARLI Conference for Research on Learning and Instruction (Tampere, Finland) August 29th - September 2nd, 2017.
Available upon request at m.l.nederhand@essb.eur.nl

Psychology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB
)

Comments by the jury
The poster was easy to understand with clearly written research outcomes. It has a balanced lay-out and high contrast in its use of colour.

Best paperDara Ivanova

“The Co-Laborator: laboratization practices in constructing places for knowledge production”.
Presented at the European Group of Organizational Studies Conference (Copenhagen, Denmark) July 8th, 2017.
Available upon request at ivanova@eshpm@eur.nl  

Health Care Governance
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Comments by the jury
The paper is a study of work and knowledge practices in a living lab in a nursing home, where ‘care of the future’ is developed. The study employs a solid ethnographic method. It is an excellent multidisciplinary work combining studies of care, sociology and science & technology studies.

Best articleDanyang Du

“Does homesickness undermine the potential of job resources? A perspective from the work–home resources model”.
Published in Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39.1, 2017: 96–112.
Available online

Psychology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Comments by the jury
An extremely relevant topic given that so many of the world population are on the move. The study has a multimethod design, consisting of a two wave longitudinal study, and an in-depth diary study. It is well explained and well written.

Best PhD thesisMark van Ostaijen

Worlds between words. The politics of intra-European movement discourses.
Defended at Erasmus University Rotterdam on June 23rd, 2017.
Available online

Public Administration
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Comments by the jury
The thesis covers the content and effects of policy discourses in Europe on migration. Research at different sites shows the variability of these discourses, but also how they change over time. It is a theoretically very rich study drawing from discourse studies, public administration and sociology. In addition it has excellent reflexivity about the politics of research as well.


Shortlist: Best poster

Margina Ruiter
“Effects of Cycling at an Active Workstation on Cognitive Control: A Randomized Counterbalanced Trial in the Classroom”
Presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (Vienna, Austria)
Psychology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Lara van Peppen
“Learning to Avoid Biased Reasoning: Effects of Interleaved Practice and Worked Examples”
Presented at the annual convention of the Association of Psychological Science (Boston, United State of America)
Psychology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Vanessa Olivier-Pijpers
“The Organisational Environment and Challenging Behaviour in Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities: A Review of the Literature Using Socio-Ecological Theory”
Presented at the 11th European Congress Mental Health in Intellectual Disability (Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Socio-Medical Sciences (SMS)
Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM)

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Shortlist: Best conference paper

Willem van der Deijl
“Is pleasure all that is good about experience?”
Presented at the workshop “Happiness, Virtue, and the Meaning of Life” (Stockholm, Sweden)
Theoretical Philosophy
Faculty of Philosophy

Marijntje Eveline Lidewij Zeijen
“The Exchange of Social Support Between Co-Workers: Implications for Episodic Work engagement”
Presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (Dublin, Ireland) and Werkgemeenschap van onderzoekers in de Arbeids- & Organisatiepsychologie (Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Psychology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Mathilde Berghout
“Discursively framing physicians as leaders: institutional work to reconfigure medical professionalism”
Presented at the European Group for Organization Studies (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Health Services Management & Organisation (HSMO)
Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM)

Jason Gawke
“Intrapreneurship and Prosocial Impact in Public Administration: A Multi-level Study”
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Atlanta, United States of America)
Psychology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Alissa van Zijl
“Towards sustainable local welfare systems: The effect of functional heterogeneity and team autonomy on team processes in Dutch neighborhood teams”
Presented at the European Group for Public Administration Conference (Milan, Italy)
Public Administration
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Danyang Du
“The Link between Positive Events in the Home Domain and Work Behaviors: A Test of the Work-Home Resources Model”
Presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (Dublin, Ireland)
Psychology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Julian Schaap
“Doing diversity or keeping homogeneity? Masculinity and whiteness in rock music classification”
Presented at Cultural Sociology Lowlands (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Arts and Culture Studies
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

Keri Pekaar
“The consequences of self- and other-focused emotional intelligence: Not all sunshine and roses”
Presented at
Presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (Dublin, Ireland)
Psychology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

José Nederhand
“Governance strategies for self-organizing community collectives: what do public servants and citizens expect”
Presented at International Research Society in Public Management (Budapest, Hungary)
Public Administration
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Reinout van der Veer
“Bread and butter or bread and games: Politicisation and the European Commission in the European Semester”
Presented at Citizens, populism and politicisation: European economic governance and beyond (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and International Conference of Europeanists (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
Public Administration
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)


Shortlist: Best article

Tina van der Vlies
“Echoing National Narratives in English History Textbooks”
Published in Palgrave Handbook of Research in Historical Culture and Education
Available online
History
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

Sanne Boersma
“Imaginaries of postponed arrival: on seeing 'society' and its 'immigrants'”
Published in Cultural Studies
Available online
Sociology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Bert van den Bergh
“Sadean Depression and the Work of Culture”
Published in Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents - Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer's Disease
Available online
Philosophy of Man and Culture
Faculty of Philosophy

José Nederhand
“Activating citizens in Dutch care reforms: framing new co-production roles and competences for citizens and professionals”
Published in Policy & Politics
Available online
Public Administration
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Fatemeh Kokabisaghi
"Right to sexual and reproductive health in new population policies of Iran"
Published in Journal of Public Health Policy
Available online
Law & Health Care (R&G)
Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM)

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Shortlist: Best PhD thesis

Willem van der Deijl
The Measurement of Wellbeing in Economics: philosophical explorations
Available online
Theoretical Philosophy
Faculty of Philosophy

Ruud Sebastiaan Jacobs
Playing to Win Over: validating persuasive games
Available online
Media and Communication
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)