Richelle joined the INSCONS project as a PhD candidate in September 2019. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics & Astronomy from Utrecht University in 2015 (cum laude), and a Master of Science in History & Philosophy of Science from the same university in 2018 (cum laude). Richelle is interested in science organisation, interdisciplinarity and the intersections between science, politics and society. Next to her work for the INSCONS project, she is currently a board member of the youth scientific think tank of a Dutch political party. In 2019 she has been a trainee in the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA)
of the European Parliamentary Research Service
in Brussels. Both during her Bachelor's and her Master's Richelle has been active in Utrecht University's interdisciplinary honours education as a student and an assistant.
Within the INSCONS project, Richelle explores the organisational and social dynamics in the ITER case study
. She is especially interested in the interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations within the consortium, and in the connection between the quality of these collaborations and organisational structures. Richelle is supervised by Professor Simcha Jong
, Professor of Science Based Business and PI of the INSCONS project, and co-supervised by Professor Sarah de Rijcke
, Professor in Science, Technology & Innovation Studies and Scientific Director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)