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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 2020

Motivatie, welbevinden en leven met een licht verstandelijke beperking: Het perspectief vanuit de Zelf-Determinatie Theorie

Frielink, N., Schuengel, C. & Embregts, P. J. C. M., 2019, Met het oog op behandeling 5: Diagnostiek en behandeling van gedragsproblematiek bij mensen met een licht verstandelijke beperking. Didden, R., Moonen, X. & Douma, J. (eds.). Utrecht/Den Dolder: Landelijk Kenniscentrum LVB en Expertisecentrum De Borg, p. 81-86

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Mental Competency
Personal Autonomy
Personal Autonomy
Disabled Persons
Mental Competency
Intellectual Disability
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health care

Activities 2019 2019

  • 9 Oral presentation

Sterker dan de kick

N. Frielink (Speaker), A. van Ginneken (Speaker), A. van Breugel (Speaker)
26 Mar 2019

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Zelfbepaling bij LVB en MVB

N. Frielink (Speaker), C. Schuengel (Speaker), P. J. C. M. Embregts (Speaker)
21 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationProfessional

Het gebruik van eHealth in de ondersteuning en psychologische behandeling van mensen met een verstandelijke beperking

C. E. M. Oudshoorn-Smit (Speaker), N. Frielink (Speaker), P. J. C. M. Embregts (Speaker)
2 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationProfessional

Motiverende gespreksvoering en de zelf-determinatie theorie bij mensen met een lichte verstandelijke beperking

N. Frielink (Speaker), P. J. C. M. Embregts (Speaker)
19 Jun 2019

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Sterker dan de kick

N. Frielink (Speaker), A. van Ginneken (Speaker), G. C. J. Heerkens (Speaker), P. J. C. M. Embregts (Speaker)
9 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationProfessional

Prizes / Recognition

EAMHID Dissertation Award 2017

Noud Frielink (Recipient), 23 Sep 2017