Community engagement

My research activities often combine academic research and practical application. In addition to publishing for an academic audience, I communicate my research findings to other audiences such as policy makers, politicians and interest groups. I also contribute to public debate by offering perspectives on current issues on poverty and social policy.

This page summarizes these activities involving outputs such as technical reports, knowledge mobilization, workshops, and traditional / social media content.

Technical reports

For a summary of my consulting activities click here.

Knowledge mobilization papers


  • Notten, G., Appels met peren? De levensstandaard in Nederland en Canada [Apples and oranges? The living standard in the Netherlands and Canada], public lecture organized by the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Association for Netherlandic Studies (CAANS), 6 April 2016, Carleton University. Click here for my presentation (in Dutch only).

Social media

  • Website – I coordinate the project website On Poverty Reduction (launched in May 2014) which offers a blog and resources on Canada’s provincial Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS).
  • Blog posts – Click here for an overview of my posts.
  • Twitter – @GerandaNotten

Traditional media

A summary of my media appearances is provided in my Curriculum Vitae under “Social media and communications”.