Dr. Jean Pierre Wilken has been a professor since 2002. He graduated in social sciences and psychology, and got his PhD degree at Tilburg University on a thesis titled Recovering Care. A contribution to a theory and practice of good care.
He worked at the Regional Institute for Sheltered Living, the Faculty of Social Sciences of Utrecht University, the National Hospital Institute of the Netherlands and Storm Rehabilitation, a European Centre for Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Between 1996 and 2007, he was Director of Research and Development at Storm Rehabilitation, and between 2008 and 2009 he worked as Head of Knowledge Development and Quality at the Rino Group.
Since September 2009, he has been a full-time professor at the research group for Participation, Care and Support, which is part of the Research Centre for Social Innovation at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.