Jeroen van der Heijden

Jeroen van der Heijden is the inaugural Chair of Regulatory Practice at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand’s School of Government. He works at the intersection of regulation and governance, with a specific interest in regulatory stewardship and dynamic governance regimes.

The Chair’s research aims to help to find suitable local, national and international governance responses to some of the most pressing challenges of our time: climate change, resource depletion, and growing inequalities across the world population.

Professor van der Heijden previously held positions at School of Regulation and Global Governance at The Australian National University, the University of Amsterdam’s College of Law, Delft University of Technology’s Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, and Wageningen University’s Environmental Policy Group. He received a PhD in Public Administration in 2009, and an MSc in Architecture in 2002, both from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Since 2011, Jeroen has lead three large scale international comparative research projects on urban climate governance, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Australian Research Council. He will continue this research track as part of the Chair’s work.