Social science & applied research
Welcome to my website and thanks for taking an interest. Here you'll get an impression of what I've been doing recently and get some insight into the man behind the looking glass. My research interest is currently focused on the intersections of policy & health, and citizen-
ship & wellbeing. Feel free to connect via: email@example.com
2016 - 2020
2017 - present
Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA)
Bureau Berg Onderzoek
Amsterdam Universitair Medische Centra (UMC)
Researching integral or holitic approaches to support 'multiproblem' citizens
Currently working on a longitudinal qualitative pilot study on the effects of hightend income on former delinquents with psychiatic afflictions
At the Amsterdam knowledge centre for societal innovation I worked on several research projects within the 'Poverty Interventions' and the 'Urban Social Work' research group.
Worked on a qualitative research project regarding conceptualizations of health and responsibility in a 'wayward' neighborhood. Findings suggest that neoliberal health discourse, although internalized by respondents, is at times incongruent with their' everyday lives and their experience of social determinants of health.
EDUCATION & SKILLS
2015 - 2016
University of Amsterdam
In this master program I was trained to understand health, illness, and the body in the context of a globalizing world from a social science perspective. Health and healthcare is often a matter of politics, economics and culture. My thesis research concerned the spread of ADHD into Indian education.
Qualitative research (narrative studies)
Q-methodology & basic quantitative research
Storytelling and journalism
2011 - 2015
University of Amsterdam
In the bachelor program of sociology I was educated in basic theory, methodology and scientific writing. I followed specialization courses in urban sociology, sociology of health and cultural sociology. Additionally I did an internship and a minor in journalism. My thesis concerned the lifeworld of food bank clients.
Critical Public Health
Applied University of Amsterdam
Bureau Berg Onderzoek
Journal of Social Intervention
Individualisation in public health: reflections from life narratives in a disadvantaged neighbourhood
Several practice oriented research projects
Ontwikkelingen rond dakloosheid en opvangvoorzieningen in Haarlem
Experiences of shame and psychological suffering by foodbank clients
Whereas the respondents’ narratives undoubtedly reflect the neoliberal view on health responsibility, their life stories revealed how health was a product of intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence and ill health. Respondents appeared to envision health as a joint, balanced effort by themselves, their social network and public services.
Berg, J., Harting, J., & Stronks, K. (2019). Individualisation in public health: reflections from life narratives in a disadvantaged neighbourhood. Critical Public Health, 1-12.
Berg, J., Desain, L., van Geuns, R. C., Bouterse, M., & Witvliet, M. (2020). 8TING in de schuldhulpverlening. Onderzoek naar de implementatie en het effect. Amsterdam: Regioplan & Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Lectoraat Armoede Interventies.
Berg, J., Mak, J., Schoorl, R., & van Geuns, R. C. (2020). Vierde Impactanalyse: Stichting van Schulden naar Kansen: Rapportage over doelen en doelbereik van projecten die ondersteund worden door Stichting van Schulden naar Kansen in 2019. Amsterdam: Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Lectoraat Armoede Interventies.
Berg, J., Botman, S., & Veldboer, L. (2017). Puzzelen in de praktijk: opvattingen over samenwerking tussen informele en formele partijen in de gebiedsteams van 1. Hoorn verkend via de q-methode.
Our research report aims to provide insight into pathways to homelessness, experiences of life in the homeless shelter and processes of social care.
Berg, J., Mul, D., 2018. Ontwikkelingen rond dakloosheid en opvangvoorzieningen in Haarlem. Bureau Berg.
Foodbank clients experience psychological suffering and feelings of shame. These feelings of shame relate to the stigma attached to being a foodbank client and are reinforced by the way the foodbanks operate. Foodbank clients feel that they have a lack of choice, not only at the foodbank, but also in the wider context of the consumer society.
Hoogland, H., & Berg, J. (2016). Ervaringen van schaamte en psychologisch lijden door voedselbankklanten. Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 25(1).
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