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Pascal Collard (1991) studied Health Sciences and Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in the Health and Life Sciences at VU University in Amsterdam and Care Ethics and Policy at the University of Humanistic Studies in Utrecht. His research experience during and after his studies are focused on qualitative research approaches, such as responsive evaluation, in the field of wellbeing, society and policy. His research is mostly on behalf of municipalities.

Pascal works at the Athena Institute as a lecturer for the master course ‘Ethics in Life Sciences’ at VU University. In addition, he is the coordinator of the course. 

Moreover, Pascal works as an advisor Education & Research for five high schools. Here, he also teaches about doing (qualitative) research.



As an independent researcher, Pascal works for Roosendaal municipality on the project Roosendaal Spreekt, Roosendaal Doet (#RSRD, Roosendaal speaks, Roosendaal acts). He guides them in executing the fourth generation evaluation method. This is a scientifically based approach of collaborative learning.


At the department of Research & Business Intelligence of Rotterdam municipality, Pascal worked as project leader on the research 'Valuable care in Rotterdam' ('Waardevolle Zorg in Rotterdam'). This study is partly funded by ZonMw, program Ethics and Health. What constitutes good care and what values ​​are underlying it, from different perspectives? The research takes a responsive approach to collaborative learning to find out what really matters to all stakeholders. We used various sources as input for the dialogue, including insights from observational research at Buurtcirkels. These are social networks of people who need guidance in order to live independently. The participants help each other with what they are good at. In this study, we look at the values ​​that emerge in care giving and care relations. In addition to the observational study, 'Valuable Care in Rotterdam' consists of focus group research with employees of the policy department of the Municipality of Rotterdam. In this way we also add the policy staff's perspective on good care.


As an independent researcher, Pascal worked for the municipality of Tilburg in the context of the Tilburg-style Transformation movement. He supervised several projects in the implementation of the fourth generation evaluation approach. This is a science-based approach to collaborative learning. He supervised the following projects:

- AgendaSociaal013 (2016-2017):;
- Goede Start (2018-2019): related to the national program Kansrijke Start;
- Positieve gezondheid (2019): following the administrative agreement 'Gezond en gelukkig in Tilburg'.
- Beleidsnota Inclusie (2021):
- Making the PACT-approach more sustainable (2021)


Master course Ethics in Life Sciences - coordinator and lecturer

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  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • BJ Ethics

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  • Qualitative research
  • Stakeholder participation
  • Inclusive research
  • Phenomenology
  • Care ethics


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