As of 31 May, Roshanak Darvishzadeh (associate professor at the Department of Natural Resources at ITC) and Maartje van Gelder (UvA) will take over the chairwomenship of the LNVH Associate Professor Sounding Board Group from Gerry Jager (WUR). Roshanak Darvishzadeh and Maartje van Gelder will then assume the responsibilities as co-chairs and will lead the sounding board group meetings twice a year. During these meetings, the sounding board group will offer advice and input to the LNVH board on topics particularly relevant to women researchers in the associate professor career phase.
"As an academic with an international background, I understand the significance of cultivating inclusivity, promoting gender equity, and advocating for the advancement of women in academia. Throughout my career, I have witnessed the invaluable contributions of talented women academics from various cultures and backgrounds, enriching the intellectual and academic landscape with their unique perspectives and expertise. As co-chair of the LNVH UHD Sounding Board, I am committed to advancing the interests and well-being of female associate professors in the Netherlands, particularly those with international backgrounds."
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