Jeroen Wolbers

Assistant Professor of Crisis Governance – Leiden University – Crisis Research Center



Postdoctoral Researcher
VU University Amsterdam; the Netherlands
September 2014 – current
Faculty of Social Sciences; Department of Organizational Sciences

Musician (flugelhorn)
National Army Reserve Band
Ministry of Defense; Royal Netherlands Army
2012 – current


Research master (2-years) Research in Public Administration and Organizational Science
Utrecht University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Tilburg University; the Netherlands
2007 – 2009

Bachelor Public Administration and Organizational Science
Utrecht University
2004 – 2007

Research Groups

Amsterdam Research on Emergency Administration (AREA) | VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Social Sciences
2009 – current

Network Institute | VU University Amsterdam
2012 – current


PhD Candidate | VU University Amsterdam
2009 – September 2014
Research on cross-boundary coordination practices in Emergency Management.
PhD Thesis: ‘Drawing the Line: Cross-Boundary Coordination Processes in Emergency Management.’

Research Master Thesis | Utrecht University; VU University Amsterdam
2008 – 2009
Master thesis on Network Enabled Capabilities in Emergency Management‘
Facing Dilemmas in Disaster Management: Comparing structural arrangements for supporting an emergent reality’.

Research Assistant | Rathenau Institute
February 2008 – July 2008
Research Assistant for book chapter ‘Information Technology and Responsibility: An Uncontrollable Migration Machine’; in: ‘The Migration Machine, the role of technology in Migration Policy’

Bachelor Thesis | Utrecht University
2006 – 2007
Bachelor Thesis on the influence of Information Technology on Multi-disciplinary collaboration in Dutch Emergence Response Centers.

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