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Dr. Noud Frielink studied Pedagogical and Educational Science at the Radboud University, in Nijmegen, from 2005 until 2009. In 2009 he graduated cum laude with a master degree in Pedagogy (specialized in Learning and Development). During his study, he worked as a staff member with people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities at De Winckelsteegh (Pluryn). After obtaining his master's degree he started working as a child psychologist at Mytylschool Roosendaal. In addition, he started working as a research assistant at the lectureship Support for People with an Intellectual Disability of the HAN University of Applied Sciences and as a teacher at the courses Klinische Vaardigheden and Casuïstiek of the department Pedagogy: Learning and Development at the Radboud University. In March 2011, he started as a trainer for the addiction module at STEVIG (previous Dichterbij Specialized Care); in September 2011 this merged into an appointment as researcher at Dichterbij Kennisn@. As of September 2011 he also started as a science practitioner at Dichterbij Innovation and Science from where he started his PhD research at Tranzo, Tilburg University. His supervisors were Professor P. J. C. M. Embregts and Professor C. Schuengel. Frielink defened his PhD thesis entitles 'Motivation, well-being, and living with a mild intellectual disability: A Self-Determination Theory perspective' on 17 March 2017. Currently, he is affiliated as a postdoctoral researcher at the Collaborative Center Living with an Intellectual Disability at Tranzo, Tilburg University.

External positions

Researcher (Dichterbij)

1 Mar 20111 Jan 2018

Member Advisory Board (Mytylschool Roosendaal)

1 Sep 2009 → …


  • Intellectual Disability
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • Motivation

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Research Output 2010 2019

Mental Competency
Personal Autonomy
Personal Autonomy
Disabled Persons
Mental Competency
Intellectual Disability
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Open Access
health care
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Distinguishing subtypes of extrinsic motivation among people with mild to borderline intellectual disability

Frielink, N., Schuengel, C. & Embregts, P. J. C. M., Jan 2017, In : Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 61, 7, p. 625–636

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Personal Autonomy
Disabled Persons
Intellectual Disability

Prizes / Recognition

EAMHID Dissertation Award 2017

Noud Frielink (Recipient), 23 Sep 2017