Noud Frielink
  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 125, Reitse Poort, room RP 207

    5037 DB Tilburg



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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. Between January 2017 and December 2020, he was affiliated as a postdoctoral researcher at the Collaborative Center Living with an intellectual disability at Tranzo, Tilburg University. As of 1 Januari 2021, he works as a senior researcher and research coordinator at the at the Collaborative Center Living with an intellectual disability at Tranzo, Tilburg University.

External positions

Member of the Science Committee (NVO)

1 Jul 2023 → …

Senior lecturer Module People with an intellectual disability (RINO Zuid)

1 Jan 2023 → …

Teacher/ coordinating teaching module (RINO Zuid)

16 Mar 202131 Dec 2022

Researcher (Dichterbij)

1 Mar 20111 Jan 2018

Member Advisory Board (Mytylschool Roosendaal)

1 Sept 200931 Jul 2021


  • Intellectual Disability
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • Motivation


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