Personal profile

Academic background

Martijn de Vries is a PhD candidate of the Department of Engineering Systems and Services. He holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and in Environment and Resource Management. His previous research focussed on the philosophical and empirical issues related to measuring human wellbeing. 

Research interests

My current research focusses on identifying barriers for the operationalisation of the 'wellbeing economy' ('brede welvaart' in Dutch) in public policy evaluation. I also explore how these barriers can be overcome through participatory policymaking practices. To this end, I study participatory evaluation methods, with a particular interest in Participatory Value Evaluation (PVE). 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master's degree, Environment and Resource Management, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 Sept 20201 Jun 2021

Award Date: 1 Jun 2021

Master's degree, Philosophy, Universiteit van Amsterdam

1 Sept 20191 Jun 2020

Award Date: 1 Jun 2020

External positions

Researcher, Populytics B.V

1 May 2022 → …


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