Here are the winners of the Graduate School Award for PhD Excellence 2018!


The Graduate School Awards for PhD Excellence are yearly awarded to further stimulate and reward PhD research. This year the Graduate School received 80 submissions from its seven participating faculties and institutes. 
In addition to the winning poster, paper, article and thesis categories, this year four more categories were introduced: PhD-Colleague of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Graduate School Teacher of the Year and Best Impact.

The evening was hosted by prof. dr. Liesbet van Zoonen and started with a presentation on E-learnings by dr. Fadi Hirzalla & dr. Joran Jongerling. The awards were presented by Marjolein Kooistra, Luis Artavia-Mora Msc., prof. dr. Inge Hutter, and drs. Jan Nagtzaam. 

Participating faculties and institutes

  • Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT)
  • Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)
  • Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil)
  • 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)

Award for PhD-Colleague of the Year 2018

Winner: Rob Kickert
PhD candidate at the Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences of ESSB.


Award for Supervisor of the Year 2018

Winner: Esther de Bekker-Grob
Associate Professor Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management Health Technology Assessment (HTA).


Award for Graduate School Teacher of the Year 2018

Winner: Sanne Opree
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research Methods in the Department of Media and Communication.


Award for Best Impact 2018

Winner: Talitha Stam
Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at ESSB.


Award for Best poster 2018

Winner: Lara van Peppen
PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies at ESSB.

“Contrasting correct and Erroneous Examples. Does it enhance student’s critical thinking?”
Presented at the biannual conference of Special Interest Groups 6 and 7 of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (Bonn, Germany) on August 22th, 2018.

Comments by the jury

  • Main information about results come first for the reader;
  • Lean and structured design;
  • Nice use of icons, and
  • Consistent use of colors.

Award for Best paper 2018

Winner: Malika Igalla
PhD candidate at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Public Administration at ESSB.

“Performing well? A survey study on the outcomes of community-based initiatives and their performance antecedents.”
Presented at the IRSPM conference 2018, New Researchers Panel (Scotland, Edinburgh) on April 12th, 2018.

Comments by the jury

  • Combination of sociology (social capital, community initiatives) and public administration (public services, self-organisation), and some psychology if you will (transformational leadership).
  • Well based conceptual model, tested through complex analytics.
  • Exemplary, be it somewhat traditional in its data collection and analysis.
  • Interesting outcomes with respect to leadership styles and the success of CBIs.

Award for Best article 2018

Winner: Fatemeh Kokabisaghi
(External) Researcher at Law & Health Care at ESHPM.

“The role of the male guardian in women’s access to health services in Iran.”

Published in International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family, 2018, 32, 230–249 on April 5th, 2018.

Comments by the jury

  • The journal in which this has been published is interdisciplinary by title (Law, policy and the family).
  • Applying a Dutch human rights health instrument to assess how the law works out in Iran, discursive analysis of policy and other documents.
  • Well documented piece about an important topic, but little in terms of sophisticated analysis or theory.

Award for Best PhD thesis 2018

Winner: Keri Pekaar
PhD Candidate at the Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies at ESSB.

“Self- and Other-Focused Emotional Intelligence.”

Comments by the jury

  • 8 empirical studies about emotional intelligence in interaction with the environment.
  • Self develeped questionnaire Rotterdam Emotional Intelligence Schaal.

Variety in methods and professions (such as divorce-lawyers, secretary’s, street vendors) and good outcomes: self-focused EI improves your wellbeing at work, other-focused EI improves your presentations.


Shortlist: Best poster 2018

Tina van der Vlies
“The Perpetuation of National Narratives in English and Dutch History Textbooks, ca. 1920-2010”
Presented at the celebration of 40 years History at Erasmus University Rotterdam with a conference on 'Nationalism and Protectionism: A Global Historical Approach' on November 9, 2018.
Department of History
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

Jing Zhang
“Grandparenthood in China and Western Europe: An analysis of CHARLS and SHARE”
Presented at the European Population Conference 2018 in Brussels, Belgium
Department of Public Administration and Sociology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Lara van Peppen
“Contrasting correct and Erroneous Examples. Does it enhance student’s critical thinking?”
Presented at the biannual conference of Special Interest Groups 6 and 7 of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (Bonn, Germany) on August 22th, 2018.
Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)  


Shortlist: Best conference paper 2018

Mathilde Berghout
“From context to contexting: professional identity un/doing in a medical leadership development program”
Presented at EGOS colloquium 2018: Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected.
Presented at Tallinn, Estonia. July 5 – 7 2018.
Health Services Management & Organisation
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

 

Rik Joosen
“Interest groups, input and influence. Mapping influence on rulemaking of the European Aviation Safety Agency”
Presented at the NIG Annual Work Conference 2018 in The Hague.
Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Public Administration
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Malika Igalla
“Performing well? A survey study on the outcomes of community-based initiatives and their performance antecedents.”
Presented at the IRSPM conference 2018, New Researchers Panel (Scotland, Edinburgh) on April 12th, 2018.
Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Public Administration
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

 


Shortlist: Best article 2018

Fatemeh Kokabisaghi
“The role of the male guardian in women’s access to health services in Iran.”
Published in International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family, 2018, 32, 230–249 on April 5th, 2018.
Law & Health Care
ESHPM

Lois Schenk

“At-risk youths' self-sufficiency: The role of social capital and help-seeking orientation”
Published in Elsevier's Children and Youth Services Review 91 (2018) 263–270
Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)


Osman Caglar Dede

“BEHAVIORAL POLICIES and INEQUITIES: The Case of Incentivized Smoking Cessation Policies”
Published in the Journal of Economic Methodology
Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics
Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil)

Qiaomei Yang
“Microblogging and authoritarian governance regimes: results from a survey on the use of Sina Weibo by Chinese citizens”
Published in The Electronic Journal of e-Government Volume 16 Issue 2 2018.
Department of Public Administration and Sociology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

 


Shortlist: Best PhD thesis 2018

Leonieke Bolderman
“Musical Topophilia. A Critical Analysis of Contemporary Music Tourism”
Department of Arts and Culture Studies
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC)

Danyang DU

“How Family Life Influences Work Life: Insights from the Work-Home Resources Model”
Institute of Psychology
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)

Keri Pekaar
“Self- and Other-Focused Emotional Intelligence.”
Department of Psychology, Education & Child Studies
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)