Research team


Dr. Hugo Marynissen holds a Doctoral degree from Cranfield University – School of Management (UK), and a Masters’ degree in Change Management from HEC Business School (France) and Saïd Business School (University of Oxford). The focus of his current research is on decision dynamics in crisis teams, safety leadership within so-called “High-Reliability Organizations”, and the role of resilience and crisis governance as a way to anticipate extreme events. In recent years he has researched, and published on: - Crisis Communication - Crisis Management - Normal Choas - Public networks in crisis management - Organizational resilience Between November 2020 and June 2021, Hugo Marynissen has been appointed as external expert to the Special Commission of the Federal Parliament in charge of the investigation of the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium. Since 2020, he is the coordinator of a longitudinal research project "Integrated risk and crisis governance of critical infrastructures: An analysis of the safety network in the Port of Antwerp", a collaboration between Port of Antwerp and the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp.