Dr. Wendy van der Neut

Dr. Wendy van der Neut

Principal Policy Researcher
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Wendy van der Neut joined IOB in 2018. Her work at IOB focuses on development cooperation, military missions and security policy, as well as research methodologies, research ethics and project management.

Wendy has extensive experience designing, managing and conducting both quantitative and qualitative research. Previously she worked at three departments of the Scottish Government, where she specialised in research management and policy evaluation and chaired the Scottish Government Evaluation Network. In 2013, Wendy obtained her PhD at the University of Edinburgh. There, she worked as a researcher on different projects in the areas of political theory and legal theory.

IOB publications

  • IOB (2023). Between wish and reality. Evaluation of the Dutch contribution to Resolute Support.
  • IOB (2021). Improve the connection. Evaluation of the international cybersecurity policy of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • IOB (2019). Op zoek naar draagvlak: de geïntegreerde politietrainingsmissie in Kunduz, Afghanistan (‘In search of support: The integrated police training mission in Kunduz, Afghanistan').

Other positions

  • Member of the political science programme’s advisory board at Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Member of the Hague-Based Evaluation Network