Sanneke Kuipers is associate professor in the Crisis Governance research group of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University. She contributes to the Institute’s research and teaching in the domain of crisis and safety management. She also holds a part-time position as senior researcher and consultant at Crisisplan BV – an internationally operating crisis consultancy firm- since 2007. Sanneke received her Ph.D. from Leiden University in 2004, and has since been working at Utrecht School of Governance, VU University and Syracuse University, NY. Sanneke has taught and published on crisis and safety management in the Netherlands, evaluation and accountability after a crisis, crisis rhetoric as a political tool, strategic leadership during radical reforms, decision-making in the EU, and on crises and reform in public organizations. She is the incoming chief editor of the Journal of Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy (published by Wiley) and associate editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Crisis Analysis (Oxford University Press).