We are pleased to announced that we hired Lysanne te Brinke as our first Healthy Start Convergence Fellow. Convergence Fellows are high potential and ambitious scientists who have recently obtained their PhD and represent the next generation of scientists. With a 4-year-fellowship, Convergence Fellows bridge scientific disciplines and bridge science and society.
Lysanne: “I am super excited to be selected as Healthy Start’s first Convergence Fellow on the important ambition to bring young people’s voices and ideas in science and policy. My research has shown that youth participation can lead to a stronger and more committed young generation”.
The starting points of this ambition were developed in a co-creation sandpit method with scientists and societal partners (including Gemeente Rotterdam, Young010, NJR, Young Impact, Stichting de Werkshop/MDT op Zuid, Netwerk Nieuw Rotterdam, Bianca Boender/ BV Jong/You!ng, Lieve Mark, Nationaal Programma Rotterdam Zuid (NPRZ) and Hogeschool Rotterdam).