Opportunities and growth potential
“Of course, sometimes I also face challenges. Working within such a large consortium requires constant cooperation and coordination. That doesn’t always go smoothly. As a scientist, I am used to dropping in on a colleague, but when you work with various people at different locations, this becomes a lot more complicated. It is a constant search for the balance between collecting input and not overloading people. Fortunately, this works quite well by planning our meetings carefully and efficiently.
In the end, working within Healthy Start offers great opportunities and potential to grow. For example, I also gain a lot of knowledge about social-emotional learning. Very useful with two small children at home. In addition, I look forward to collaborating with the ‘Music for a Healthy Start’ programme, which investigates the role of music on the social, physical and emotional well-being of young people. This has even inspired me to take up singing again, something I have always missed.”