Bios of Keynote speakers

Bios of Keynote Speakers

FFNT conference 2016

Prof. Svetlana Khapova Professor of Careers and Organisation Studies

ABRI, VU Amsterdam


Svetlana N. Khapova is Professor of Careers and Organization Studies and Scientific Director of Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is Chair of the VU School of Management, and Visiting Professor at ESMT – European School of management and Technology, Berlin. She is Past Division Chair of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. Her research concerns contemporary issues in work and careers. Khapova is a founding director of ABRI (VU) and has developed all of its doctoral education programmes related to management and organization studies. For her work she received numerous awards among which are Leadership Award from the Academy of Management, best paper and best reviewer award from Emerald, among others.


Prof. Joy Clancy

Professor Energy and Gender

CSTM, University of Twente


Joy Clancy is Professor of Energy and Gender. Joy has a PhD in Engineering (alternative fuels for small stationary engines). She joined the University of Twene in 1989.  Joy’s research has focused, for more than 30 years, on small scale energy systems for developing countries.  Gender and energy has been an important factor addressed in this research. She is a founder member of ENERGIA, the international network on Gender for whom she currently the Principal Investigator in a 5 year £4.5 million research project funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID)  From 2009 to 2013 Dr Clancy was a technical advisor on gender and energy to the World Bank AFREA Programme. She has recently contributed to the Global Tracking Framework 2015 Report.

Dr. Paul van Dijk

TGS, University of Twente


Paul van Dijk is presently director of the Twente Graduate School (TGS), which he joined in 2012. Before joining TGS Paul was many years at ITC, starting 1987 as lecturer in the then Geological Survey Division followed by several other posts, such as director of the Applied Earth Sciences (AES) educational programme, director of the Graduate Programme, and Head Research. His work has resulted in many publications and presentations, and he was engaged in supervision of numerous MSc thesis and 5 PhD candidates.