Wilma van der Vlegel

Wilma is a certified Participatory Action Researcher and PAR trainer at SevenSenses. She successfully completed the SevenSenses PAR Practitioners Program, for which she conducted PAR in Moerwijk, The Hague. Her action research focused on Health and Wellbeing in the neighborhood. She is currently conducting several action researches in The Hague and Rotterdam, all in the field of health and social-services and gives lively PAR-trainings to our clients.

Wilma has a background in healthcare as a nurse, in healthcare management, and as a policy advisor on integrated care. She is especially interested in integrated care and care for elderly. Besides her work as a Participatory Action Researcher Wilma is a PhD student at the Uclan University of Central Lancashire. Her professional doctorate study entails the evaluation of a transitional care program implementation for older adults.


“If neighbourhoods themselves ask to be trained in Participatory Action Research, for me this reflects PAR as the driver for change and the value of SevenSenses”