ACDM Role: Newsletter Committee Member
Employed role: Team Leader, Nutricia Research
Get to know Hanneke
Provide a brief summary of your education and work experience to date
Hanneke: I have been with Danone Nutricia Research for over 17 years and before this worked for a CRO in the Netherlands. Back in the days we did everything from data management, to programming and statistics
If you were not in the job you are in, what would you do?
Hanneke: Travelling around the world by bike, train, bus; visiting friends and relatives
What do you do to relax / what are your hobbies?
Hanneke: At the University I joined the student rowing club, and nowadays I like to use the Concept2 Ergometer for rowing “on land”. I also love hiking and cycling during holidays.
What is your favourite food?
Hanneke: I cannot choose between Sushi and Indian food…
What’s your favourite place of all the places you’ve travelled and why?
Hanneke: For people who know me, it is no surprise, India. I worked in Hyderabad, India to complete the work for my PhD and India is without a doubt my favourite place to go to. I can recommend the Taj Mahal, but also Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’, the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, in the heart of the Thar Desert.
If you could learn one new skill today, what would it be?
Hanneke: I am making an effort to learn Hindi, and I wish I were fluent in it.
What always makes you laugh?
Hanneke: When I happen to see an old episode of Fawlty Towers, it still makes me laugh….