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P(h)D Council

The IBED P(h)D Council facilitates an open, social environment for PhD candidates and Postdocs to get to know each other and discuss science-(un)related matters. In addition, they provide a link between the management team and the PhD/PD community, and aim to facilitate communication and streamline potential issues. The council also provides advice to the management team regarding topics such as teaching responsibilities, PhD courses and career development.

Monthly meetings 

The PhD/Postdoc council organises monthly events for all IBED PhD candidates and postdocs. This time can also be used to bring forth issues or special remarks that the community would like to communicate to the management. 

Community building 

The PhD/Postdoc council maintains regular communication with the IBED Management. Together, we provide an integral approach for welcoming new members to the institute. We organise social events twice a year, open for all the institute. We also represent  the PhD candidates and Postdocs when providing advice to the management team in matters such as assessments of staff members, tenure tracks, or hiring processes. The council also represents the interests of the community during the open institute-wide meetings (IBED CafĂ©), where staff members and management get together. 

Contact information

Please contact us by sending an email to: 

Committee members

E. (Eileen) Enderle

Chair | PhD representative ELD | PE&RC PhD Council

G.M. (Giuditta) Beretta MSc

PHD representative EPB | Career events

Dr J.C. (Jasper) Croll

PhD representative TCE

Jasper started his PhD in fall 2018 in the Theoretical and Computational Ecology (TCE) department. His main goal as a member of the PhD-PD council is to bring the PhDs and postdocs of IBED together and strengthen the social and scientific contacts between all of them.

E.A. (Evy) de Nijs

PPC council representative

L.N. (Lia) Corbett

Faculty council representative

Lia Corbett started her PhD in the fall of 2020 at IBED in conjunction with the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). She will be the IBED representative for the FNWI PhD Council. As a PhD candidate working externally on the island of Texel, one of her goals is to share information with PhDs located both at UvA and at other research institutions, and encourage their continual integration with IBED. 

Previous IBED P(h)D council members

  • Max Anders
  • Maja Bradaric
  • Sara Campana
  • Rachid Chafi
  • Jens van Erp
  • Sebastiaan Koppelle
  • Xia Meng
  • Elspeth Sage
  • Nina Witteveen
  • Naomi Zweerus