Using Scientific Evidence to Improve Performance on the Job

Head of Global Learning Design & Learning Sciences at Novartis

Mirjam Neelen is currently Head of Global Learning Design & Learning Sciences at Novartis. She has around 15 years of industry experience, working at a wide variety of companies, including Google and Accenture. In her current role, she is responsible for the global learning design strategy and plan. She takes a holistic approach to learning, always keeping the people and their jobs front and center, as well as the business priorities of course. 

She also leads matrixed teams and provides advisory and consultative support to all learning teams on learning design practices. Mirjam has always been a proud advocate for evidence-informed approaches to learning experience design and has had a collaborative blog with Paul A. Kirschner for over 5 years on Together, they have recently published a book on evidence-informed learning experience design. She presents about her work regularly.  She has completed an MSc in Learning Sciences, an MA in Psycholinguistics and a BA in Speech Therapy.

Connect with Mirjam

LinkedIn: Mirjam Neelen

Twitter: @MirjamN