SONIC Welcomes Visiting Scholars Roger Leenders, Alex Stivala, and Lidwien van de Wijngaert

SONIC is proud to welcome visitors Roger Leenders, Alex Stivala, and Lidwien van de Wijngaert.


Roger Leenders is Professor of Intra-Organizational Networks at Tilburg University. His research mainly focuses on the antecedents and consequences of networks in and of teams. A core research theme is the creativity of teams: what are the network drivers (and inhibitors) of the creative performance of teams? He will be working with us for two months, and arrived two weeks ago.

Alex Stivala is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne School of  Psychological Sciences. His research ranges from detecting protein substructures to building models for the analysis of cultural dissemination.  He will be working with the SONIC research group for two weeks.

Lidwien van de Wijngaert is a Senior Researcher at the Center for e-Government Studies at  the University of Twente, Netherlands. With the Center for e-Government Studies Lidwien develops strategies and offers advice for governmental entities from the national to local level. She will be providing her expertise this week.