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My research program focuses on civil servants’ behaviour, psychological characteristics, and competencies, and on how their work is affected by managerial techniques and organisational structures. In particular, I am interested in civil servants’ work-related creativity.

Methodologically speaking, I like to program in R to solve big medium (unstructured) data problems and try to bring across my passion for quantitative text analysis, sound statistical research and good psychological measurement instruments to students.

I am blessed with three small children, of which the oldest just turned four, and a cat without a tail. If there is still time left, I put my energy in learning to garden.

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I have a background in Public Aministration and Organization Studies (BA & MA); and did my PhD in psychometrics. I am currently working as assistant professor at the department of Public Administration, Radboud University, the Netherlands.

I teach organizational theory, public management, and statistics to public administration students; and supervise several PhD students. Currently, I learn javascript and other programming languages to build my own online research instruments.

In case you are looking for our new tool to assess public servants' competencies, please follow this link: peterkruyen.net/verkenner