Sanneke Kuipers is professor of Crisis Governance and scientific director of the Institute for Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University, within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs in The Hague. She combines scientific crisis research with practical experience as a consultant. She publishes in internationally leading journals and books on crisis management and disaster relief, on the origins, restructuring and demise of public organizations, and on accountability after crises and incidents. Sanneke has extensive experience as a senior advisor at Crisisplan BV, where she has led many projects in the field of training and education, research and evaluation, for ministries, security regions and other public and private organizations with tasks and responsibilities in the field of security and crisis management. For four years, including during the Covid-19 pandemic, she was education director of ISGA, with ultimate responsibility for three master's programs, a bachelor's program and five minor programs. She teaches about Crisis Governance in the master's program in Crisis and Security Management and the subject Governance of Security in the bachelor's program in Security Studies.
She has received several grants for new research programs: a grant from the EU Life program for the Securdomino project, on chain effects in the chemical industry after possible attacks, and a grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research for the 'States in Shock' project. into the effect of cross-border crises on the organization of national government in different countries. In collaboration with the province of South Holland, she conducts research in the context of the 'Governing Polarized Societies' project.