Dr. Ellen Dingemans is senior researcher at the Academic Collaborative Center Inclusive Labour Market. She studied Sociology at Tilburg University and finished her Research Master Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2012. She received a NWO Research Talent Grant for conducting her PhD research on working after retirement (bridge employment) at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW). After obtaining her PhD in 2016, she continued to investigate bridge employment from a country-comparative perspective. In 2019-2022, Dingemans was attached to Het PON & Telos as senior researcher, doing applied research on a wide variety of social themes (e.g. resilience, gentrification, consequences of AI in the public domain), with a particular focus on public-private collaboration in regional labor market networks. Currently, Dingemans is associated with the Department of Human Resource Studies (TSB) and the Department of Private, Business & Labour Law (TLS).
Ellen Dingemans is mainly interested in the (in)voluntariness of decisions individuals make in the context of work, for instance related to job mobility, investments in employability and the transition into (full) retirement. Her research is interdisciplinary, integrating insights from sociology, organizational psychology, HRM and social security. By taking a quantitative approach, Dingemans is experienced in following individual level experiences, perceptions and behavior over time and link it to changes in the context (multilevel perspective). Within the context of the Academic Collaborative Center Inclusive Labor Market, her quantitative and qualitative research focuses on motivations, capabilities and opportunities of both employees and employers to invest in sustainable employability.