Mariëlle van Dijk is a lecturer in the Governance programme at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Previously, she worked at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam Port Authority, and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. She also works as independent project manager/researcher in the domain of environmental management, citizen participation, and citizen science. Mariëlle received a Bachelor degree from Rotterdam UAS (1990) and from The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (2001), and a Master degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam (2015) on the topic of big data and citizen participation.
She investigated the way governmental organisations are in dialogue with inhabitants and how technology plays a role here. Each time more there is a need to ‘negotiate’ with inhabitants and stakeholders and citizen science projects are regarded as a ‘panacea’. Her research in the team focuses on the influence of technology on the trust relationships between government and citizens.