dr. Ellen Dreezens

dr. Ellen Dreezens


TSHD: Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
TSHD: Liberal Arts and Sciences


I teach at University College Tilburg, where I use my expertise in the field of psychology in different courses. I am especially good at coming up with new, innovative ideas for education, and making them work in practice. I am a networker, and like to combine people from different fields in order to achieve an unexpected outcome. I am very creative and think outside of the box. 

I excel at finding people’s inner motivations and goals. My company (Live Love Lose) focuses on giving presentations about grief and resilience. I also coach people who have experienced a loss. I like to give back to society by doing volunteering work.


As a teacher I very much like to have personal contact with my students. I like to get to know their personalities, in order to understand better how I can present the materials to them. I try to, as much as I can, include personal coaching and attention into my courses.

I am a generalist, and in my courses I provide students with an overview of the important topics in a specific field. I invite students to become enthusiastic about a topic and dive into it themselves.



Live Love Lose: my company in which I help people who have lost someone. I give presentations, lectures and workshops around loss and resilience and I coach people who need help with their loss.

Doorleefboek: my book for children in primary school who are grieving. 

Recent publications

  1. Ieder zijn rouw - Gids voor coachen bij verlies

    Dreezens, E. (2023). Ieder zijn rouw: Gids voor coachen bij verlies. Boom Uitgeverij.
  2. Educational Utopias - Liber Amicorum for Prof.Dr. Alkeline van Lenning

    van der Laan, G., Leesen, T., Bot, M., Dreezens, E., Lakhani, V., Loos, M. J., Shekiladze, A., Spoormans, E. J. C., & Willems, T. (Eds.) (2023). Educational Utopias: Liber Amicorum for Prof.Dr. Alkeline van Lenning. Tilburg University Press.
  3. Virtual Team Teaching

    van der Laan, G., & Dreezens, E. (2022). Virtual Team Teaching. In Breaking Barriers: Innovation through Collaboration (pp. 79-88). (Tilburg Series in Academic Education; Vol. 5). Tilburg University. https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/sites/default/files/download/Breaking%20Barriers%20Innovation%20through%20Collaboration_Tilburg%20series%20in%20higher%20education.pdf
  4. Into the heart of academics: building resilience through formation

    van Dijk-Groeneboer, M. C. H., Dreezens, E., Demeter, B., & Potter, L. (2022). Into the heart of academics: building resilience through formation. In S. Bax, & T. Leesen (Eds.), Education and Resilience (Tilburg Series).
  5. Help rouwende kinderen - Kies samen een mentor

    Dreezens, E. (2021). Help rouwende kinderen: Kies samen een mentor. De Psycholoog, 1, 38.

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