Academic Skills Trainer

Do you want your PhD researchers to be confident and successful?

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I offer academic skills training, workshops and e-courses for PhD students

Academic skills Trainer

Trainings increase the (academic) skill set of your PhD students or trainees, and their confidence, independence, and presence.

  • Presentation skills
  • Publication skills
  • Graphic design skills

I would love to develop a course specifically for your PhDs, or to be a facilitator of an already existing course at your institute, language center or graduate school.

Academic workshops

I offer a variety of academic workshops for your PhD students, ranging from:

  • How to present and pitch
  • Taking the next career step
  • Increasing your visibility

Academic Workshops are in English or Dutch and can be given online or on-site.

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Experience as an academic skills trainer

  • I have been a Freelance Academic Skills trainer for UTwente since 2020. Together with other trainers, I give their PhD Bootcamps on academic publishing and presentation skills several times yearly.
  • I have developed a successful program for individual PhD candidates, including a Masterclass, PhD Starters Kit, an e-course on how to publish, and academic writing weeks in Spain. Typically, over 100 people sign-up for my Masterclasses.
  • I developed and gave multiple courses, training programs, and workshops for different institutes, e.g. Delft University of Technology, Maastricht University, and Bursar Society.
  • I love to be on stage, whether it be to present my research or to host a conference.
  • 2020 – 2022 Postdoc at Isala Hospital, Zwolle, the Netherlands
  • 2015 – 2019: PhD in medical engineering from Delft University of Technology. Supervised several interns, Bachelor’s, and Master’s students. I was involved in many teaching activities during my PhD program. I got an award for best oral presentation.


Interested? I would love to discuss the possibilities!

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