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Ruud Abma is attached to Descartes College of Utrecht University

Ruud Abma

Roel Wouters is a general practitioner and works at UMC Utrecht as a postdoc researcher

Roel Wouters 

Academic bullying

The vicissitudes of Patricia Westerford could have served as an illustrative case in the recent report Harassment in Dutch Academia. Twisting its purpose, you could read this shocking document as a manual ‘How to Sabotage Someone’s Career’.

Work pressure

Work pressure, do you know that expression? Reverend Gremdaat (alter ego of Paul Haenen, a Dutch scriptwriter, actor and comedian) would most likely start ranting about ruthless managers and rude exploitation, and eventually ask: but what do you do about handling work pressure? A fair question.