Christiaan is a Doctoral Candidate in Management Studies (2015) under the supervision of Sue Dopson and Javier Lezaun. His research explores the governance of emerging biotechnology and is funded by the Saïd Business School-Saïd Business School Foundation Scholarship. Christiaan is affiliated with the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) and is a member of Christ Church College.
Prior to starting his doctorate, Christiaan was a Visiting Fellow at the BioProperty Research Group (InSIS) and received his MPhil degree in Science and Technology Studies from Maastricht University. He also studied international business, sustainable (green) innovation, and political science as part of his BA Honours degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht.