Dr Daan Andriessen was appointed professor of the Methodology of Applied Research research group on 1 September 2013. This new university-wide research group works on the continuing professionalization of applied research in the higher professional education in the Netherlands. The research group conducts research into best practices and techniques for applied research. Another focus of their work is how students and teachers learn to carry out research.
For ten years, Daan Andriessen was Professor of Intellectual Capital at Hogeschool Inholland University of Applied Sciences. Research methods have always been an important focus for him. He was also a member of the Forum for Applied Research, which for three years served as a platform for research groups in the Netherlands. Within the forum he was responsible for issues relating to the methodology of research and the dissemination of research results. He has assumed responsibility for establishing a Code of Conduct for Applied Research in higher professional education (HBO) in the Netherlands. He frequently acts as a speaker at conferences and runs training and workshops for teachers about research and the supervision of graduation projects.
In addition to his work as a professor, Daan Andriessen is also a research coach at Onderzoekcoach.nl. Through this website, he supervises Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students who are designing and conducting research.
Daan Andriessen gained his PhD in 2003 from Nyenrode Business University with a thesis on the value of knowledge. Before he was appointed as professor, he spent twelve years as an organizational consultant at consultancy firm KPMG.