Dr. Art Dewulf has been appointed as a personal professor per 1 July 2018 at the Public Administration and Policy group headed by Prof. Katrien Termeer.
Art Dewulf (Poperinge, Belgium, 1975), studied Psychology and Social and Cultural Anthropology at the K.U. Leuven from 1993 and received his doctorate in 2006 on a subject in organisational psychology. Art Dewulf has been an assistant professor since 2007, and from 2012 as an associate professor at Wageningen University & Research. In his research he focuses on 'sensemaking and decision-making in policy processes'.
The central question is how people make sense of complex policy issues, and how that is intertwined with the ways in which decisions are made about these issues. With his research, he contributes to the development of collaborative and adaptive policy processes, which become relevant when sensemaking and decision-making are challenged by uncertainty and ambiguity. His research focuses primarily on issues of water management and adaptation to climate change, both in Europe and in the global South.