Eileen Focke-Bakker

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Eileen Focke-Bakker is a sociologist of non-western countries with a major in education. She has lived and worked in many countries across the world teaching and supporting schools in new areas. She has worked in various roles and across many sectors at Delft University of Technology (DUT) and is now retired and a risk researcher at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at DUT. She started as a social researcher at the Faculty Aerospace Engineering. As Policy Officer she developed and implemented policies to the advancement of women in science. She has coordinated various policy research projects to seek insight in mechanisms of gender diversity and integrity. Hence her interest in Responsible Research and Innovation.

As project and program Manager and Policy Advisor on Safety and Security Issues at corporate level, she co-created the Dutch approach to Integrated Safety and Security. She held positions as operational auditor at DUT performing operational non finance audits at DUT process level and as Safety Quality Manager at HSE where she monitored performance and quality of the DUT organization on HSE.  

She is Vice President of Graduate Women International and co-founder of GWI-NL based in the Netherlands and is also co-founder MAT; Dr Marie Anne Tellegen Foundation for enhancement of the position of Women through national as well as international projects. She is and has been coordinator and organizer of many GWI European Leadership, Networking and Skills projects.