PhD Candidate - ESR 5
Rianne Jansens worked as occupational therapist with children and young people with different kind of disabilities in the Netherlands after graduating at Artevelde College in Ghent, Belgium. Her interest in children with disabilities was reassured when she was giving supervision and teaching at a BSc. occupational therapy programme at Zuyd University of Applied Science in Heerlen, in the south of the Netherlands. After the European Master of Science in Occupational Therapy she joined part-time at Zuyd University the Research Centre of Assistive Technology in Care and discovered the how fascinating research can be, e.g., investigating the role of a robot in therapy, in play of children with disabilities. Rianne joined the COST Action (TD1309) LUDI: Play for children with disabilities as chair of workgroup about toys and technologies for play and taking part in the core group and LUDI training school.