Prof. Belle Derks holds the new chair “Psychological perspectives on organisational behaviour within institutions” since 1 Februari 2015. The designated chair is part of Utrecht University’s strategic theme of 'Institutions', with the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences' Social and Organisational Psychology department.
Derks previously served as Associate Professor at Leiden University's Social and Organisational Psychology department. She is an internationally renowned researcher specialised in issues such as stereotyping, discrimination, collective action and women's careers. She has published extensively on these and other subjects in a large number of national and international journals.
British Journal of Social Psychology
Derks also serves as Associate Editor of the renowned British Journal of Social Psychology. Her dissertation received the Social Issues Dissertation Award from the prestigious American Psychological Association in 2007. The new professor with a specialised remit was also awarded several key grants over the past few years, including the NWO Mozaïek grant and NWO Veni grant.
Her research on stereotyping and minority careers touches on key social themes, resulting in a series of media appearances and various research commissions over the past few years.