Associate Professor Karien Dekker

Karien is the Higher Degree by Research Director in the College of Design and Social Context. Her research focuses on cultural and religious diversity, social cohesion, and community participation.

Karien’s research focuses on the role of communities in policymaking in neighbourhoods and schools, to improve social inclusion and cohesion in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods. In this research, she uses social network analyses, qualitative methods, and also advanced statistical modelling such as multilevel regression analysis.

In her role as the Higher Degree by Research Director she provides academic research leadership to 7 PhD programs in the College of Design and Social Context.

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