Martine Ganzevles works as a researcher at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - research group Methodology of Practice-based Research since September 2013. As of February 2016 she is working on her PhD ‘Given the circumstances: how to optimise practice-based social work research’.

Martine was educated as a social pedagogical counsellor and subsequently studied General Social Sciences at Utrecht University. She gained most of her professional experience in the field of mental health, in the form of direct supervision as well as consultancy and research.


  • 02-2016 to present: PhD-candidate on ‘practice based social work research’ – University Tilburg / Tranzo
  • 09-2013 to present: Researcher at UAS Utrecht- research group Methodology of Practice-based Research
  • 05-2011 to present: Lecturer at UAS Utrecht, Institute for Social Work and researcher at Research Centre Social Innovation
  • 07-2008 to 05-2011: Head of an outreach team and sheltered living location at Kwintes
  • 12-2003 to 05-2009: Consultant and Researcher Care and Quality at Kwintes
  • 09-1999 to 12-2003: Social Worker at Kwintes
  • 09-1998 to 09-1999: Social Worker at Zon & Schild (now GGZ-Centraal)


Supervising graduation projects at the Institute for Social Work at Utrecht UAS

Practice based research

Mental health social work


Convenor special interest group Social Work Practice Research at the European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA).

Recent publications

  1. Relevant voor de praktijk - Onderzoek naar sociaal werk-onderzoek

    Ganzevles, M. E. (2020). Relevant voor de praktijk: Onderzoek naar sociaal werk-onderzoek. Vakblad Sociaal Werk, 21(5), 27-29.
  2. The nature of social work research by Dutch universities of applied s…

    Ganzevles, M., Andriessen, D., van Beest, W., Van Regenmortel, M. R. F., & van Weeghel, J. (2020). The nature of social work research by Dutch universities of applied sciences: An overview. Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 29(1), 41-61.
  3. Verslaglegging symposium 'kwalitatief onderzoek als bewijs voor wat w…

    Ganzevles, M. (2018). Verslaglegging symposium 'kwalitatief onderzoek als bewijs voor wat werkt' en de Masterclass 'RCT, ja of nee?'. Rehabilitatie en Herstel, 62-66.


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