2–5 February 2021


Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer

Dr. Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, and Associate Fellow at the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation at the University of Technology Sydney. Her main research interests are the practices, skills and attitudes that are required to address complex societal challenges, often referred to as social innovation. Her expertise includes human-centred design, problem framing and systemic design, which she has gained, applied and shared as researcher, designer and educator. In her day-to-day work she studies the social innovation practices of professionals working in the public and social sector, contributes to the development of new innovation methods and practices, and shares this knowledge through publications, presentations and education. Mieke holds a Master of Science in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology (cum laude), and a PhD in User-Centred Design from the University of Twente, the Netherlands (cum laude).