Within DIT Julia focuses on the development of an ecosystem around Transformative Research. On top of that, Julia takes the lead in developing DIT as an institutional action research experiment.
Julia Wittmayer is Assistant Professor at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) and works as senior researcher and advisor at DRIFT (Dutch Research Institute of Transitions). Her work focuses on social innovations in, and the governance of, processes of transformative change in urban areas, and in the context of energy system change. To support the development of knowledge and transformative action that addresses societal challenges, she develops and implements a variety of collaborative action-oriented research formats.
Within DIT Julia focuses on the development of an ecosystem around Transformative Research.. For now, this includes three main foci:
- Organising a community of EUR staff interested in exchanging expertise, reflections and insights on ‘doing transformative research’
- Developing an understanding of transformative research including its characteristics, approaches, methods, challenges and benefits (e.g. including contributions to the DIT publication series)
- Activities that foster an institutional environment more conducive for transformative research (e.g. a workshop series, and a PhD workshop).
In addition, Julia takes the lead in developing DIT as an institutional action research experiment and in organising sessions with DIT staff and the broader DIT community for reflecting on our main learning questions (see our Narrative for Change).
Please feel free to contact Julia via email.