Dr. H.J. (Heleen) Janssen
Heleen Janssen is a social scientist with a background in sociology and criminology. Her main research interests are in the fields of urban sociology, crime and delinquency, spatial inequality, segregation, ethnic diversity and neighborhood effects.
Heleen is interested in how individuals are affected by the physical and social characteristics of the environments in which they grow up, live and act. More specifically, by looking at person-environment interactions, she is trying to understand how important contextual effects are, for whom and under which circumstances. She has a special interest in the concept of “neighborhood” and its definitions and operationalizations at different spatial scales.
Heleen is currently an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Urban Studies research group at the Department of Urbanism. She has previously worked at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany) and the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR; Amsterdam). She obtained her PhD degree in 2016 from Utrecht University.
See also: heleen-janssen.com.