Ruud Gerards is a coordinating senior researcher at Maastricht University's Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
He obtained his PhD degree in economics from Maastricht University in May 2012.
Previously, he held positions at Statistics Netherlands (CBS), PricewaterhouseCoopers, H&S Adviseurs and Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
His research focuses on sustainable employability in the 21st century, which amongst others includes investigating the effects of people’s financial stresses and resilience on their well-being and labour market outcomes and the effects that New Ways of Working have on employees.
He has published in various journals such as Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Applied Economics, Personnel Review and Technovation.