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- Postdoctoral researcher
Brief résuméNiels van Manen is Postdoctoral Researcher and Course Convenor in the Department of Spatial Economics. He teaches the MSc course in Health Geography at the VU and coordinates the BSc course in Risk Management at the Amsterdam University College. His current research focuses on spatial parameters of risk and ill-health, including the mapping of urban fires and its impact on insurance practices since 1850. He also supports major collaborative research with the interfaculty Research Institute for the Heritage and History of the Cultural Landscape and Urban Environment (CLUE).
Niels van Manen obtained his MA in Modern History and PGCE in History Teaching at the University of Amsterdam. He taught at the Amsterdam International Community School, before joining the University of York, UK, in 2006, where he completed an MA in Eighteenth Century Studies (distinction) and a PhD in Medical History (funded by the Wellcome Trust). In 2010/11, he held the Economic History Society's Postan Fellowship at the University of Manchester, where he investigated labour regulation and technology transfer in nineteenth century Europe.