Rick van Dijk Msc.M.Ba

Curriculum Vitae:


  • Rick van Dijk, Msc, MA


  • 2003 Educational Psychology, Behavior Science  (MSc)
  • 1996 Special Education (MA Deaf Education)
  • 1989 Primary Education (BA)

Professional Career:

  • 2008 - Present: Researcher of University Utrecht, Helmholtz Institute, Ph.D. candidate, Netherlands
  • 2008 - Present: Director Research Centre for Education, Netherlands
  • 2006 - Present: Director of the institute for Sign, Language & Deaf Culture, Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 2001 - 2006: Managing Director of Bachelor course in Inerpreting in Dutch Sign Language, Hogeschool Utrecht  and Master course in Deafstudies. Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 2000 - 2001: Teacher in Sign language Didactics, Hogeschool Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1997 - 2000: Researcher in various international projects. Department of Research and Development. Viataal (former Instituut voor doven, Sint michielsgestel, Netherlands

Major Publications on:

  • Sign language deaf persons with multiple impairment
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Sign language interpretation

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Linguistics of sign language
  • Methodology and statistics
  • Experimental psychology

Technological Products:

  • DVD limbic system in calloboration with Dr. .Jan van Dijk and others