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Dr. Jolien Grandia is Associate Professor of Public Management at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology (Erasmus University Rotterdam).

Her research focuses on transformations in public procurement, such as the decentralization of youth and home care and the implementation of sustainable public procurement. Her research combines insights from public administration, organization studies, change management and purchasing.

Dr. Grandia was awarded an EUR Fellowship talent grant for a research into the procurement of care by Dutch municipalities. She is associate editor of the Journal of Public Procurement and editorial board member of the Dutch journal 'Bestuurskunde'. She teaches public administration courses to national and international students in the Public Administration and MISOC Bachelor and Master tracks, supervises theses and was the programme director of the international MISOC bachelor for several years. 

Dr. Grandia previously worked as an assistant professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and Radboud University in Nijmegen and as a PhD candidate/junior lecturer at the Department of Public Administration of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. She holds a PhD in Public Administration, a Master of Science in Public Administration, a Master of Arts in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Culture Studies, all from the Erasmus University. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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