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Romy Dekker MA

Romy is concerned with the social impact of science, technology and innovation on society.


She conducts research and organises dialogues on how decision-making on radioactive waste management can take place. She also looks at the relationship between sustainability and digitisation in several projects. As an external PhD student, she explores how science, technology and innovation can contribute to tackling sustainability challenges and what role legitimacy plays in this.

Education and career
Romy completed a Bachelor and Masters in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and also followed a minor in Entrepreneurship for Society at Leiden University. Before joining the Rathenau Instituut, she worked at NRC Live, the conference branch of the Dutch newspaper. As a program researcher, Romy researched developments within the themes of technology, innovation and sustainability with the aim of stimulating knowledge exchange between business, science and government.