Annelli Janssen

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At DRIFT, Annelli Janssen is involved in the question how entrepreneurs, platforms and policy makers can learn from each other in sustainability transitions. She mainly works on the project Het Groene Hart Circulair, in which she is a post-doc researcher. Within this project she tries to create a collective story that connects the individual initiatives on circularity. She also plays a role in ACTION, an EU project about citizen science in the context of pollution.
Annelli is fascinated by the interplay of different perspectives and disciplines in a complex system. This can refer to different perspectives on circularity in het Groene Hart, or for example the combination of philosophy and neuroscience. Annelli obtained a BA and BSc at University College Utrecht, specialising in philosophy, linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. After that, she did a research master in philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. In her thesis, which Annelli wrote at Macquarie University in Sydney and Radboud University in Nijmegen, she researched the methodology of brain scans. In this research, Annelli states that we should analyse neuroimaging data in a different way, in order to discover causal relations between our brains and cognition.
Before her PhD, Annelli worked at the Rathenau Institute as a junior researcher, and published a report about automatic face and emotion recognition. For a while she was a producer at NJO: a festival for classical music. This broad range of interests translates to her private life: she likes salsa dancing, lindy hop, playing the harp, and rock climbing.

  • Janssen (2018) De hersenen in kaart Filosofie tijdschrift 28:6 pp 8-14
  • Janssen, Klein, Slors (2017) What is a cognitive ontology anyway? Philosophical explorations 20:2 pp 123-128
  • Janssen, Kool, van Est (2015) Dicht op de huid: gezichts- en emotieherkenning in Nederland Rathenau Instituut