A. Künn

Annemarie Künn-Nelen is associate professor at the Research Centre for Education and the Labour market (ROA). She started her PhD studies in Economics at the Maastricht University and worked as a researcher at the ROA. In her PhD thesis, she investigated the consequences of part-time employment for workers’ careers, firm productivity and children’s cognitive development. In addition, she also participated in several research projects on human capital development. After finishing her PHD, she worked for about a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Lehrstuhl für Gesundheitsökonomie und -management of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal where she was responsible for a large EU project investigating the relation between labour market participation and health. Since January 2013, Annemarie Künn-Nelen started as research leader at the ROA.

As of January 2021, Annemarie is responsible for shaping the research agenda for fundamental and commissioned research in the field of ‘Lifelong learning and employability’. Moreover, she coordinates all ROA’s teaching activities, teaches herself and supervises several PhD candidates. She works on projects related to lifelong learning, employability and career development with a focus on groups at risk in the labour market (e.g., working disabled, low-educated, flex workers and elderly). In her research, Annemarie addresses policy relevant topics in the field of labour, health and family economics, by monitoring lifelong learning and employability at the country and sectoral level, as well as by developing field and discrete choice experiments to study how individuals make choices in the fields of (adult) education and work. Annemarie closely works together with psychologists and educational researchers.