Metz is the winner of the Professor de Winter Award for her publication in the American journal ‘American Journal of Political Science’ entitled Policy Networks Across Political Systems. The article focuses on a better understanding of technological transitions in the field of water quality and the removal of micropollutants from wastewater. Dr Florence Metz (Faculty of BMS) is Assistant Professor of Governance Resilience at UT and has a background in political science and public policy (PhD). The award was presented today on UT’s 61st anniversary on 12 May 2023, the Dies Natalis.
Florence Metz (37), who is of Franco-German origin, has already built a history of ambitious research and articles that have been published in the most highly regarded peer-reviewed journals such as Science.
“I’m a social scientist who specialises in comparative government policy, governance of environmental issues, and political networks. I work at UT as an assistant professor in the field of administrative resilience.” Her postdoctoral research was about policy transitions in various domains of policy, including risks of flooding, water quality, agriculture, land use, energy and sustainability. Currently she is analysing the historical interdependence of different policy sectors.
The Professor De Winter Award is named after Prof. Herman de Winter, professor of applied physics in the early days of UT, who was greatly involved with the students and the student association Arago. After his death in 2005 his widow set up the Professor De Winter Fund. When Mrs De Winter died, her heirs Henk Hoving and Thijs van Reijn decided to continue the annual donation to the University Fund.