Nicolas Van der Linden

PhD, lecturer in social and cultural psychology

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Modus Vivendi asbl, Drug checking

Brussels, Belgium


My name is Nicolas Van der Linden and I am presently 1) part-time lecturer at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Center for Social and Cultural Psychology and 2) Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at Modus Vivendi asbl, a non-profit organization based in Brussels providing harm reduction services for people who use drugs. As Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, I have also conducted both quantitative and qualitative research to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drug use and I am playing a pivotal role for our drug checking project, serving as a liaison to the TEDI network. I have an extensive experience in research, data curation, including data analysis, teaching and project management. I enjoy using my skills to contribute to the promotion of public health and human rights (and against the stigmatization of people who use drugs). I graduated from the ULB in 2011 with a PhD in Social Psychology. More recently, I have participated in the EMCDDA 2021 Summer School and in the Pompidou Group’s International Drug Policy Academy Executive Course on Drug Policy.