Nicolas Van der Linden

PhD, lecturer in social and cultural psychology

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Modus Vivendi asbl, Drug checking

Brussels, Belgium

About

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.