Associate Professor

Helen Pluut

Leiden University

Director of the ELS Academy.

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Biography by Helen Pluut

Helen earned her bachelor’s degree in Organization Studies at Tilburg University and finished the Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the same university. She defended her dissertation at Tilburg University early 2016. In her doctoral work, she focused on different forms of inter-role conflict. Before moving to Leiden University, she was a Visiting Fellow at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School for a year.

Helen published numerous articles on topics such as collaborative learning in higher education, group dynamics, employee well-being and the importance of social support, diversity and gender, career decision-making, and the work-home interface. Her work in organizational psychology has been published in international journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. Helen also does empirical legal research that is  interdisciplinary in nature. She collaborates with legal scholars and has published in journals such as Ars Aequi and NJB.

Helen is project leader of the research project Empirical Legal Studies as part of the sector plan for Law. Helen is a member of the Young Academy Leiden. She is the former chair and vice-chair of YAL.