Kelly Rijswijk is a researcher on social innovation at Wageningen Economic Research. Her research interest are in understanding the social and ethical aspects of technology. She has a background in rural development, innovation studies, systems thinking and digital transformation. Taking a Responsible Research and Innovation perspective Kelly aims at understanding the impact of the digital transformation process on individuals, organisations, value chains, and agrifood systems. This involves topics such as organisational change, trust, and in- and exclusion. Key to her work is transdisciplinary research and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to working at Wageningen Economic Research, Kelly worked for the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation Group at Wageningen University, where she also undertook her PhD research “Grasping the digital transformation of agri-food systems through responsible sense-making”. Before that she worked as a scientist for AgResearch in New Zealand on topics of innovation systems, system innovation and rural development. Kelly holds a MSc in development and rural innovation from Wageningen University.