In order to know what’s needed and what’s not in children's health, social wellbeing and education, DoY-researchers need connections with The Real World. With this in mind, we’ve established valuable contacts in our Societal Advisory Board. In a series of interviews we'll introduce them to you. In this issue: Wilma de Rek, science writer and chief editor of the books section at de Volkskrant and Hetty Linden, director of Civil Health at the City of Utrecht.
Wilma de Rek, whose latest book is called ‘From big bang to burn out’, writes about science in a way laymen can understand. She does so in the national newspaper de Volkskrant and in various publications that fit the literary category we call popular science. For Dynamics of Youth this means she can help out deal with untangling the intimidating amounts of research results. DoY will produce these in order to shape newsworthy stuff into stories all people will want to take in.