Prof. K. (Kim) Putters
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Professor Kim Putters (b. 1973) has been Director of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research| SCP since June 2013. He is also Professor of an endowed chair in Care Policy and Governance in a Changing Welfare State at the Institute of Health Policy & Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam. From 2008 to 2013 he was Professor of Care Institution Management at the same Institute. He obtained his doctorate with a thesis focusing on care policy and governance and carries out research on innovations in care institutions, social entrepreneurship and neighbourhood- and community projects. He chairs the Youth Care research programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), and is also chairman of several Supervisory Boards in the care sector. From 2003 to 2013 he was a member of the Upper House of the Dutch parliament, and from 2011 was First Vice-President. He was also vice-chairman of the Parliamentary Labour Party in the Upper House. From 2011 to 2013 he was chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) of members of the Upper and Lower Houses. He was a labour councillor in the municipality of Hardinxveld-Giessendam from 2002 to 2012, where he was also chairman of the labour group on the council.