|Bunders, Prof.dr. J. (Joske)|
Joske Bunders graduated in Chemistry and Physics at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and wrote her Ph.D. thesis on participatory approaches to the development of science-based innovations in agriculture at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1994). Since 1981, she is director of the Athena Institute for research on innovation and communication in Health and Life Sciences, (Fac. Earth and Life Sciences, VU.) She was appointed Professor Biology and Society at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2000. Her specific field of interest is the linking of knowledge and expertise of end users (e.g. small-scale farmers or patients) with developments in modern science and (inter) national policy. Joske Bunders has published widely in the area of biotechnology and the role of users in shaping the innovation process. In particular she has conducted research on methodology development to stimulate and facilitate interactive and transdisciplinary processes of problem solving in which various stakeholders engage in a deliberative mutual search and learning process. Examples of current projects include: "Inter- and transdisciplinary research on ecological genomics: a multi-stakeholder approach ", "A societal research agenda on medical biotechnology", "The role of NGOs as change agent in the transition towards sustainable medical technology innovations", "Interactive supply chain management: an effective way to manage genomics in society?" and "Tailor-made biotechnologies for the poor".
Scientist / researcher
Africa; Africa South of Sahara; Rwanda; Ethiopia; South Africa; Ghana; Sudan; Tanzania; Zimbabwe; Kenya
Biotechnology; Science and Technology Policy; Science and Technology; Science Policy; Participatory Research; Health System; Health Policy; Health Programmes; Agriculture
Poverty; Hunger; Gender; Aids; Malaria & TB; Drinking water & sanitation; Access to drugs; Access to new technologies
NARCIS (Dutch Research Database)|
|Organisation / affiliation|
|1.||VU University Amsterdam||Amsterdam|
3 publications found in harvested repositories
|1.||The Farmer Life School: Experience from and innovative approach to HIV education among farmers in South Africa|
2008 - Swaans, C.P.M.; Broerse, J.E.W.; Salomon, M. prof dr; Mudhara, M.; Mweli, M.; Bunders, J.
|2.||Evaluating a Participatory Approach to Information and Communication Technology Development; the Case of Education in Tanzania|
2008 - Moens, N.P.; Broerse, J.E.W.; Bunders, J.
|3.||Promoting food security and well-being among poor and HIV/AIDS affected households: Lessons from an interactive and integrated approach|
2009 - Swaans, K.; Broerse, J.E.W.; Meincke, M.; Mudhara, M.; Bunders, J.
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