Lidewij Niezink is an independent scholar and practitioner who focuses on the development of empathy theory and education. She dedicates her professional life to the integration of fundamental and applied research from science in psychology, philosophy, social neuroscience, arts, and anthropology, with practice-based experiential methods. After completing her PhD in 2008 at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, Dr. Niezink combined academia with practice and works internationally to develop evidence-based interventions and education for diverse groups and organizations, ranging from universities to firefighters, from actors to entrepreneurs, and from (mental) healthcare professionals to engineers. She has extensive experience in higher education and recently authored a book on critical information literacy. More about her work can be found at www.lidewijniezink.com.