Drs. M.H. (Martijn) Flinterman


After my BSc degree in Management at the current NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and my MSc degree in Sociology at Groningen University, I took a position at Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Public Agency for Transport, Public Works and Water Management. There, I was involved in policy-making for safety management and, later, in safety management itself. A couple of masterclasses in human factors and safety management that I followed at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, spurred my interest to pursue PhD in safety management. As a sociologist, I am interested in the dialectical relationships between organizational development, technological change, organizational culture and individual action.


I am researching the relationships between the development of a large public organization, its culture, technological system changes (e.g. tunnel-, bridge- or barrier- operation) and safety management activities.

Senior Safety Management Advisor at Rijkswaterstaat

Martijn Flinterman

PhD Candidate

Values, Technology and Innovation

Safety & Security Science

Astrid Pinzger-van Staalduinen