Scientific Director / Professor Crisis Governance
Sanneke Kuipers, Full Professor in Crisis Governance and Scientific Director (WD) of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) of Leiden University. Sanneke combines crisis management scholarship with practical experience as a consultant. She publishes on crisis management, institutionalization, organizational survival, and crisis accountability in international scholarly journals and books. Sanneke has extensive experience as senior advisor at Crisisplan BV in crisis research, evaluation, training and teaching projects, advising national ministries, safety regions and executive agencies. Current research projects include projects on risk and crisis management, institutionalization of public organizations, blaming and accountability after crises and organizational survival.
Assist or accuse? Identifying trends in crisis communication through a bibliometric literature review
A renewed awareness: Reinvigorating preparedness research for crisis and disastermanagement
A bibliometric review of COVID-19 research in the crisis and disaster literature
Oxford Encyclopedia of Crisis Analysis
Vulnerabilities and Cyberspace: A New Kind of Crises
Data Breaches and Effective Crisis Communication: A Comparative Analysis of Corporate Reputational Crises
Organizational and Institutional Crisis Management
Between life and death: organizational change in central state bureaucracies in cross-national comparison
Editorial: Sanity and Resilience in Times of Corona
HazMat transportation safety assessment: Analysis of a “Viareggio-like” incident in the Netherlands
Does Terrorism Dominate Citizens’ Hearts or Minds?
Terrorist threat in the Netherlands. The risk perception and possibilities for risk communication
Peak Performance: Collaborative Crisis Management Before and During International Summits
Leiden Safety and Security Blog
Professor Sanneke Kuipers combines scholarship on crisis management with consultancy in the crisis domain.
Sanneke received her Ph.D. in 2004 from Leiden University. Her dissertation on institutional crises and welfare state reform in the Netherlands and Belgium won two national prizes: the 2005 Van Poelje-award of the National Association for Public Administration and the Annual Award of the Political Science Association for the best dissertation of 2004-2005.
Currently full professor in Crisis Governance at Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs and Scientific Director (WD) of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA). Sanneke writes on topics of crisis and disaster management, institutionalisation, organisational survival and path dependency, accountability and blaming after crisis in international scholarly journals and books. She is the editor-in-chief of Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy (Wiley), and associate editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Crisis Analysis (with Eric Stern et al). Sanneke has extensive experience as senior advisor at Crisisplan BV in both national and international crisis management research, evaluation, training and teaching projects. She has consulted with national Ministries and executive agencies of the Dutch government and the EU.
Current research projects include several projects on risk and crisis management (with the Research group Crisis Governance at ISGA), institutionalization of public organizations (with Arjen Boin), blaming and accountability after crises (with Annika Brändström) and organizational survival (with Kutsal Yesilkagit and Brendan Carroll).
Sanneke Kuipers teaches the courses Crisis Management and Governing after Crisis in the master programme Crisis and Security management at Leiden University’s ISGA.
She has taken on the interim position of Director of Education of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs since January 2018.
Grants and awards
- Van Poelje-award of the National Association for Public Administration (2005)
- Annual Award of the Political Science Association for the best dissertation of 2004-2005.
- Senior onderzoeker-adviseur