Dr Lieve Van Woensel

Dr Lieve Van Woensel

European Union Visiting Fellow

Dr Lieve Van Woensel joins the European Studies Centre of St Antony’s College as EU Fellow 2017/18.

Her main research interests are in the field of evidence and policymaking, and in particular on behavioural aspects of dealing with new facts and evidence in policymaking processes. One can also describe this as ‘the psychology of dealing with evidence’, both from the provider's and the receiver's end.

Lieve has been passionate about science and technology since her childhood and has a broad scientific background.  She holds a PhD in Sciences (1985) from the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven, Belgium), a postgraduate degree in Business Administration (KULeuven, now ‘Leuven-Vlerick Business School’, 1989) and attended the Oxford Scenario Programme (Saïd Business School, Oxford) more recently.

Additionally, Lieve has a strong interest in the science-policy ecosystem. She sees a high potential in the use of foresight processes in scientific advice practices for policy ends, combined with behavioural insights and understanding of psychological mechanisms with regard to bias of facts and evidence.