About Me


N. (Natasja) Rietveld, PhD


Curriculum Vitae



Natasja Rietveld, PhD (1973) graduated in 1996 in Social Work in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and in 2002 in Sociology and Ethics at Tilburg University. In 2003 she was assigned to the Research Centre IVA in Tilburg as research assistance. At December 16th 2009 she received a doctorate in sociology at Tilburg University on a thesis concerning the perception of guilt and shame among Dutch veterans of Peace Operations. For her dissertation she worked at the Veterans Institute. From January 2009 till June 2010 she continued a job at the Veterans Institute as interviewer (Interview Project Dutch Veterans) and scientific researcher. In June 2012 she finished a two years postdoc-study (Multicultural attitudes of military employees) at the Netherlands Defence Academy. In May 2013 she become the mother of a beautiful Boy, Finn. In June 2014 she started a new research project, related to her Dissertation and based on her expertise in veterans mental health (systematic review of international literature). In this project the Netherlands Defence Academy, the Netherlands Police Academy, the Veterans Institute and Foundation Waardering Erkenning Politie (WEP) cooperated. In the winter of 2016 she started a new career at Rotterdam college, departement Human Resource Management (coach and lecture research skills). In September 2021 a new Research Project ended, a casestudy on Equine Assisted Interventions for traumatized veterans. In this project the Hogeschool Rotterdam and the Military Defence Academy worked together.

She is interested in topics like peace operations, veterans, military, police, moral dilemmas, guilt, shame, mental health, work-related mental health problems, Equine Assisted Interventions, sociology, social psychology, and philosophy.