Matthijs Hisschemöller

Address: Sir Winstonchurchilllaan 283 F29, 2288DA Rijswijk, The Netherlands



Phone:+31 20 5989523





Dr. Matthijs Hisschemöller is a researcher affiliated to Erda RTE and researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has built up a broad experience in the field of environmental policy science. His current work focuses on interactive approaches to enhance policy learning through the articulation and evaluation of conflicting lines of argument. He has been involved in several participatory integrated assessments, such as Climate OptiOns for the Long term (COOL) and, more recently the H2 Dialogue, the recovery of the Eemsmond region in the Netherlands through biomass related industrial activities (Costa Due), 50% emission reductions for Amsterdam Parkstad (Ecostiler), the realization of a climate neutral office building for the municipality of Amsterdam (Diamond4Ever), opportunities for energy from biomass (Biomass Dialogue) and the development of an energy policy for the island Curacao. Dr. Hisschemöller is teaching three courses at VU Amsterdam, including two focusing on climate change adaptation and mitigation. He was involved in design and implementation of two Tempus actions in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and in a number of research training events for the faculty from the region.
  1. Vasileiadou, E., Hisschemoller, M., Petersen, A.C., Hazeleger, W., Betgen, C., Hoog, I. de & Min, E. (2014). Adaptation to extreme weather: Identifying different societal perspectives in the Netherlands. Regional Environmental Change, 14, 91-101.
  2. Pesch, U., Huitema, D. & Hisschemoller, M. (2012). A boundary organization and its changing environment: the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the MNP. Environment and Planning C. Government and Policy, 30, 487-503.
  3. Hisschemoller, M. & Bode, M.G.A. (2011). Institutionalized knowledge conflict in assessing the possible contributions of H2 to a sustainable energy system for the Netherlands. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36(1), 14-24.
  4. Cuppen, E.H.W.J., Breukers, S., Hisschemoller, M. & Bergsma, E.J. (2010). Q methodology to select participants for a stakeholder dialogue on energy options from biomass in the Netherlands. Ecological Economics, 69(3), 579-591.
  5. Cuppen, E.H.W.J., Hisschemoller, M. & Midden, C. (2009). Bias in the exchange of arguments: The case of scientists' evaluation of lay viewpoints on GM food. Public Understanding of Science, 18(5), 591-607.
  6. Kerkhof, M.F. van de, Cuppen, E.H.W.J. & Hisschemoller, M. (2009). Repertory grid to unfold conflicting positions: The case of a stakeholder dialogue on the prospects of hydrogen. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 76, 422-432.
  7. Turnhout, E., Hisschemoller, M. & Eijsackers, H. (2008). Science in Wadden Sea policy: from accommodation to advocacy. Environmental Science & Policy, 11(3), 227-239.