Julia is SevenSenses certified Participatory Action Researcher. She successfully completed the SevenSenses PAR Practitioners Program and conducted the PAR ‘the socially inclusive community center’ in Lesvos, Greece. The goal of this PAR was to increase the community feeling of the refugees visiting and volunteering in the local community center.
Julia has an interdisciplinary background in most importantly, social and health psychology, as well as anthropology, sociology and development studies. She is combining her academic background and personal interest for people with her strong feeling for social justice, by continuously looking for ways to improve our society. She is passionate about behavioral insights and systemic change, and now PAR has won her heart. Julia:
“I am driven by the goal of improving the health and well-being of our earth and the people inhabiting it. PAR, as I discovered, allows me to come closer to that vision as it is a very effective tool to stimulate local co-created initiatives. I strongly believe in its sustainable solutions and impact. And I am excited to have applied and experienced it first hand!”