Anke Nooijen is a consultant with over nine years of experience in science and innovation policy. Anke joined Technopolis Amsterdam in 2009. Anke holds a MSc in Biology from Wageningen University and a MSc in Science Education and Communication from the University of Utrecht.
Her activities with Technopolis include evaluations of research institutes and programmes, impact assessments, policy studies and programme management support. She is an experienced researcher with experience in both qualitative (e.g. stakeholder interviews, focus groups) and quantitative (e.g. surveys) methods. Anke’s main fields of interest are life sciences and health, science communication and projects at the interface of policy, research and society.
Before joining Technopolis, Anke worked as a policy advisor for the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was involved in a foresight study on regenerative medicine, an advisory committee on animal testing and biotechnology, and coordinated a number of funding programs for researchers. Before this she worked as a researcher at the Dutch Cancer Institute and the Dutch Cancer Society. During her MSc-study on science communication, she worked at the national coordination centre for science communication, Stichting Weten.
She is fluent in English and Dutch.