Dr. Ellen Peeters

Dr. Ellen Peeters

Assistant Professor
Expert areas: Health & Education, Management & Organisation (Change Management, Human Resource Management, Implementation of Change and Transition Processes, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Development, Organisational Learning, Performance Management, Strategic Management), Quantitative Methods (Business Research Methods)


Dr. E. Peeters is an assistant professor HRM/OB at the TIAS School for Business and Society. From January 2022, she is the Academic Director of the TIAS program of the Pre-Master. Peeters studied work and organizational psychology at Ghent University (Belgium) and obtained her Ph.D. (in 2016) at KU Leuven (Belgium), and was an assistant professor of HRM/Organizational Change and Development at the Open University of the Netherlands from 2016 to 2020.

Her scientific research focuses on a combination of an individual and group perspective; the well-being of an individual within a company, employability of this individual within and outside a company, sustainable careers, setbacks and recovery, resilience in times of (organizational) change. The common thread or story running through her research is corporate social responsibility and HRM's role. Her scientific co-creations have been published in international journals such as the International Journal of Nursing, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Journal of Career Assessment, and Journal of Career Development. She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Career Development. She also represents the worldwide Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) on the Disability, Inclusion, and Accessibility and Visibility committees.


  • Wynendaele, H., Gemmel, P., Peeters, E., Myny, D., & Trybou, J. (2023). An organizational design perspective on the monthly self-scheduling process in nursing homes: A multiple case study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 79(8), 2936-2954. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15559
  • Peeters, E., Caniëls, M., & Verbruggen, M. (2022). Dust yourself off and try again: The positive process of career changes or shocks and career resilience. Career Development International, 27(3), 372-390. https://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-06-2021-0143
  • Wynendaele, H., Gemmel, P., Peeters, E., Myny, D., & Trybou, J. (2021). The effect of self-scheduling on organizational justice and work attitudes through leader-member exchange: A cross-sectional study using propensity scores. International Journal of Nursing, 122, 104032. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.104032
  • Deprez, J., Peeters, E., & Gorgievsky-Duijvesteijn, M. (2021). Developing intrapreneurial self-efficacy through internships? Investigating agency and structure factors. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 27(5), 1166-1188. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-09-2020-0642
  • Peeters, E., Akkermans, J., De Cuyper, N. (2020). The Only Constant is Change? Employability Capital and Perceived Employability. Journal of Career Assessment, 28(4), 674–692. https://doi.org/10.1177/1069072720918195
  • Peeters, E. (2020). Human Resource Management van UITSTROOM: De weg naar verantwoord ontslag met een kleinere impact. ACCO. [ISBN: 9789463798693]
  • Gelderman, C.J., Semeijn, J., ter Avest, F., & Peeters, E. (2020). Social capital, power and information sharing – evidence from the Dutch meat processing industry. British Food Journal, 122(11), 3343-3360. https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-08-2019-0607
  • Peeters E., Nelissen J., De Cuyper N., Forrier A., Verbruggen M., & De Witte H. (2019). Employability capital: A conceptual framework tested through expert analysis. Journal of Career Development, 46(2), 79-93. https://doi.org/10.1177/0894845317731865
  • Greiner, B., Karanika-Murray, M., & Peeters, E. (2018). Academy Fora: Update; Education forum. The Occupational Health Psychologist, 15(2), 16-17. https://eaohp.org/resources/bulletin/
  • Peeters, E. (2016). Employability in 4D: Determinants, dimensions, duality, and dismissal [Doctoral dissertation, KU Leuven]. Leuven Institutional Repository and Information Archiving Systemhttps://lirias.kuleuven.be/handle/123456789/532219
  • Peeters, E., De Cuyper, N., & De Witte, H. (2016). Too employable to feel well? Curvilinear relationship between perceived employability and employee optimal functioning. Psihologia Resurselor Umane Revista Asociaţiei de Psihologie Indusstrială şi Organizaţională, 14(1), 35-44.
  • Vanhercke, D., De Cuyper, N., Peeters, E., & De Witte, H. (2014). Defining perceived employability: A psychological approach. Personnel Review, 43(4), 592-605. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-07-2012-0110
  • Peeters, E., Van de Ven, B., De Cuyper, N., Vlerick, P., & De Witte, H. (2014). Het motivationele proces van het Job Demands-Resources model bij vrijwillig en onvrijwillig ontslagen werknemers tijdens de opzegtermijn. Gedrag & Organisatie, 27(2), 213-231. https://doi.org/10.5117/2014.027.002.213
  • Peeters, E., Nelissen, J., De Cuyper, N., Forrier, A., Verbruggen, M., & De Witte, H. (2013, July 6). Movement capital: Towards conceptual and measurement clarity [Paper presentation]. 29th EGOS Colloquium, Montréal, Canada.