David Hidajattoellah – Short Bio

David Hidajattoellah is an English/maths teacher, educational scientist, statistician and philologist in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I work as maths/statistics teacher, peer support teacher and senior researcher at Anoiksis. He has done research into the intersection of education, law and organization/management in regard to peer support since 2003, as well as studies into competencies, stigma, programme evaluations, learning and professionalization. He has developed (online) educational training programmes for peer support workers, taught peer support workers and founded an online peer support learning network, and a peer support academy.


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