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Researcher in Environmental Change, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Sophie de Bruin works as a PhD researcher for VU Amsterdam on a wide range of global sustainable development topics, includings human-water dynamics, food systems and climate adaptation. In her PhD research she focuses on scenarios of environmental change and the possible consequences for violent conflict, migration and equity.


  • 2021–present
    PhD Candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • 2016–2022
    Policy researcher , PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • 2020–2021
    Researcher , Utrecht University
  • 2018–2018
    Research assistent , Clingendeal Institute