Nicolette van Gestel is a Full Professor of New Modes of Governance at TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University. She is an academic member of the Social and Economic Council (SER), a core advisory board of the Dutch government. She holds a MSc (with distinction) in Human Geography and a PhD in Public Administration from Radboud University Nijmegen. Van Gestel is an academic expert on public sector reform and organizational change. Her theoretical interests are decision-making in plural settings, institutional theory and collaborative governance. She has published a dozen books, and more than 80 book chapters and journal publications, e.g. in Public Administration, Organization Studies, Human Resource Management, Personnel Review, BMC Health Services Research, Public Money & Management, Public Management Review,Scandinavian Journal of Management, Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, Administrative Sciences, Policy & Politics, British Journal of Management, and Public policy and Administration.
Nicolette van Gestel has extensive experience in leading (inter)national research projects and supervises researchers and PhD students. She was lead partner of the EU Horizon 2020 project COGOV (2018-2022) ‘Co Production and Co Governance: Strategic Management, Public Value and Co Creation in the Renewal of Public Agencies across Europe’ (grant agreement No 770591), working with 9 partner universities across six countries. She publishes with colleagues from Copenhagen Business School, King's College London, University of Montreal, and Oslo Metropolitan University, among others. Van Gestel is Editorial Board member van Public Management Review.
Van Gestel was co-chair of the Standing Working Group ‘Organizing the Public Sector’ of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS, 2007-2015), member and director of the Center for Public-Private Social Enterprises (TIAS, 2009-2013) and chair of the Dutch Labor and Employment Relations Association (2006-2012). Next to her full professorship, she serves as advisor of the national government, e.g. as a member of the Social and Economic Council (SER), and of Advisory/Supervisory boards. She is regularly invited for lectures and expert meetings, home and abroad, e.g. in Malmö, Oslo, Alberta.