Jan is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School.
His research looks at what enables and what inhibits social change, focussing on the role of institutions, social evaluations, social movements, and social innovation. His work has taken him into contexts such as social housing, prisons and reentry organizations, capital punishment, and child marriage.
His research is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Cambridge Trust. He has an MPhil in innovation, strategy, and organization (from Cambridge), an MSc in marketing and strategy (from Warwick), and a double-BSc in business administration (from EBS and Tongji University).
Prior to PhD studies, Jan was a management consultant for L.E.K. Consulting in their Munich and London offices supporting international clients across various industries in developing their organisational design, market entry, and growth strategies. He has also worked for Sony, Siemens, and the Haniel Group in the UK, Germany, and China.
In his free time, Jan enjoys open-water diving, reading fiction, playing the saxophone, and studying Mandarin. He currently resides at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.