Drs. Barbara Wijering- van Wijk works as a researcher at the Research Group Vocational Education of the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.
During her career as an educational specialist, Barbara had the opportunity to get to know the field of education from very diverse perspectives. Past employers are the Inspectorate of education, Ministry of Education and the Council of Social Development (RMO). As a senior researcher at the Centre of Expertise for Vocational Education and Training (ecbo) she collaborated with all stakeholders: from teacher to Ministry of Education. She also supervised students working on their bachelor thesis. Barbara lived in New York City for a couple of years. Among other things, she worked as a researcher for the think thank Center of an Urban Future.