Annemarie van Zeijl-Rozema
Since March 2005 she works for ICIS as a researcher on sustainable development.
Her main challenge is to connect science to practice and find ways for how to “do” sustainable development. A leading question is “How can science help to deal with sustainability problems that are inherently unstructured problems with no clear solution?”. She uses her knowledge about integrated assessment, joint knowledge production, governance, sustainability indicators, and regional development to make a difference. Her interest lies both in developed and developing countries.
From 1995-1997 she worked in the field of land use changes related to global change, and acted as a programme officer for an EU funded project on the coordination of land use data in Europe. In 1997 she moved to Yemen to work as a programme officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. From 1999-2001 she worked at FAO headquarters in Italy on policy development regarding sustainable agriculture and rural development. Since 2002 she worked free-lance for the University of Maastricht. In April 2004 she joined the Department of International and European Law as programme manager for several projects dealing with risk management.
Since March 2005 she works for ICIS as a researcher on sustainable development. In this position she has been work package leader for the EU funded FP6 project INSURE on integrated monitoring of sustainable development, and she was principal investigator of the project “Governance for sustainable development; the case of Limburg, the Netherlands” funded by the Province of Limburg. Results of both projects served as input for her PhD thesis. She developed, taught and coordinated the Master course “Governance for sustainable development: concepts and practice”. Currently, she is coordinating and teaching the master course “Knowledge Production for Sustainable Development”, and the bachelor course “Sustainable assessment: tools and methods”. She is a member of the Supervisory Board of the University’s Green Office, and member of the European Sustainability Science Group.
Annemarie van Zeijl-Rozema graduated as a Master of Science from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, in 1995. She studied Tropical Land Use and specialised in Management of Natural Resources. In 2011 she obtained at ICIS-Maastricht University her PhD on “Regional sustainable development: Barriers in practice”.