Doctoral Candidate: Rowena Blokker
Research Track: Organisational Behaviour
Start date: February 2016
Supervisor: Paul Jansen, Svetlana Khapova and Jos Akkermans
Rowena will be examining critical success factors during the so-called “school-to-work transition” (or, more specifically: VU-to-work transition).
Rowena Blokker graduated from the Research Master Social and Organizational Psychology at Leiden University, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in Work and Organizational Psychology from the University of Amsterdam. She has been involved in several research projects of TNO Leiden, with topics like ‘long-term absenteeism in the Dutch police force’ and ‘sustainable productivity and employability’. Her research interests mainly focus on employability, young employees and early careers. As a PhD candidate Rowena will work on a 4-year research project aimed at building theory and curriculum in the transition from university to work in today’s dynamic labor market.