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Professional background

Since 2009 I am a post-doc researcher in the Learning & Cognition group at the Centre of Learning Sciences and Technologies (CELSTEC) of the Open University of the Netherlands. Among other things, I'm involved in the research program Human Factors for Future Air Traffic Management (sponsored by Knowledge and Development Centre Mainport Schiphol). We are investigating new concepts for adaptive training for Air Traffic Controllers. From 1997 until 2009 I was working at TNO Defence, Safety and Security as a research scientist & project manager. I was responsible for managing and executing several research projects and consultancy projects for military clients. Furthermore, I initiated cooperation with faculties from universities (University of Amsterdam, University of Maastricht, Free University) in the Netherlands, that resulted in PhD projects and student traineeships. I gained international experience as representative from TNO in several NATO Research groups: HFM 138, SAS 053, NMSG and when I was responsible for the TNO contribution to the EUCLID RTP 11.8 ELSTAR project as a work package manager.

During my time at TNO, I spent two years (2001-2003) at the Royal Netherlands Navy to work as a research management policy officer at the Office of Naval research. During that time, I was managing the Naval R&D portfolio, e.g., quality control, information management, budget control, organizing and managing expert reviews. I was also involved in initiating networking opportunities for researchers, naval project officers and industry, and I served as a representative of the Office of Naval Research in a R&D planning committee at the Ministry of Defence.

Furthermore, I'm a consultant at TCEN, a young, ambitious company focusing on supporting adaptation and change.


2005-2008 Open University of The Netherlands
• PhD thesis: Training complex judgment: The effects of critical thinking and contextual interference.
Under supervision of Prof. dr. J.J.G. van Merrienboer and Dr. T. van Gog
1991-1996 Free University of Amsterdam
• Master’s degree in experimental psychology
1984-1990 Scholengemeenschap Amersfoortse Berg (secondary school)
• Diploma Atheneum B

My interests


My research focuses on learning critical thinking and complex decision making.


In my spare time I like to run, swim, or be with friends and family. I am married and have two children.

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Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Dear Anne, Welcome to WikiEducator. Glad you are taking advantage of this wonderful learning opportunity. Jump right in and dare to make some edits. You will see it is not that difficult. If you need any help, feel free to contact me (click on my name at the end of this message to access my userpage where you can leave a note). Your WikiNeighbor, --Alison Snieckus 18:29, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Welcome Anne to Wikieducator!! Now that you have joined us let us know more about you. Please fill in details in the format. please feel Free!! You can check out me page or connect to me through : Savithri Singh 18:56, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Anne, Congrats on becoming a Wiki Apprentice Level 1. Your page is coming along well. It's not hard to catch up with this workshop, if you have some time. And of course self study later on works fine--the tutorials and community support are always available. Glad you have joined us. Happy editing, --Alison Snieckus 19:45, 29 July 2010 (UTC)
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