Jonathan Berg

Medical sociologist

Jonathan Berg

Social science & applied research

Welcome to my website and thanks for taking an interest. Here you'll get an impression of what I've been doing recently and get some insight into the man behind the looking glass. My research interest is currently focused on the intersections of policy & health, and citizen-

ship & wellbeing. Feel free to connect with me anytime.

EMPLOYMENT

RESEARCHER

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

JUNIOR RESEARCHER

PROJECT ASSISTANT

2017 - present

2015 - 2016

2016 - present

2012 - 2015

Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC)

University of Amsterdam / Self employed

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA)

In the role of assistant I helped with data collection, analysis and rapportage for different qualitative and mixed method scientific research projects, including a study on clinicians' perception of ADHD in India.

As part of a small team I helped develop and organize a training course for food bank clients in Amsterdam. Additionally we did scientific and applied research and shared insights via publications and conference presentations/workshops.

EDUCATION & SKILLS

Medical Anthropology

& sociology

2015 - 2016

University of Amsterdam

In this master program I was trained to understand health, illness, and the body in the context of a globalizing world from a social science perspective. Health and healthcare is often a matter of politics, economics and culture. My thesis research concerned the spread of ADHD into Indian education.

Science: qualitative research (Atlas.ti)

Q methodology & basic quantitative research

Written journalism (rapportage)

Project management

Social/political insight

Sociology

2011 - 2015

University of Amsterdam

Creative solutions

Education

Beekeeping

PUBLICATIONS

Sociaal Bestek

Sociale Vraagstukken

Journal of Social Intervention

Tijdschrift Schuldsanering

June 2016

July 2015

March 2016

March 2015

Schaamte en stress bij de voedselbank

Voedselpakketten: geen duurzame oplossing voor armoede

Experiences of shame and psychological suffering by foodbank clients

Motiveren van voedselbankklanten voor de Op Eigen Kracht-training

Kennis uit onderzoek over de beleving van armoede en de werking van voedselbanken kan een bijdrage leveren aan het armoedebeleid. Gemeenten wordt aanbevolen met voedselbanken samen te werken en een plek te creëren waar mensen zich welkom voelen, of te kijken naar alternatieve vormen van voedselhulp.

Na de oprichting van de eerste voedselbank in 2003 is het concept een doorslaand succes gebleken. Maar alleen voedsel geven is niet voldoende voor effectieve armoedebestrijding. Voedselpakketten zijn dan ook meer van symbolische waarde dan een duurzame oplossing van de armoede.

Foodbank clients experience psychological suffering and feelings of shame. These feelings of shame relate to the stigma attached to being a foodbank client and are reinforced by the way the foodbanks operate. Foodbank clients feel that they have a lack of choice, not only at the foodbank, but also in the wider context of the consumer society.

A first impression of a scientific study on the lifeworld of foodbank-clients in Amsterdam.

Hille Hoogland & Jonathan Berg

Hille Hoogland & Jonathan Berg

Hille Hoogland & Jonathan Berg

Hille Hoogland & Jonathan Berg

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