Maarten Koeners


Maarten is  a biomedical researcher (experimental nephrology) and over the years he’s become passionate about strengthening the link between learning and joy through play and compassion. He integrates insights in the physiology of play and playful learning with my academic practice. He established the Playful University Club, and together with Adam Lusby’s the Playful Lab, he is working to form global connections on the creation of holistic pedagogic practices for students, educators and innovators – enabling individual and institutional play and playfulness to foster a culture that supports joyous, authentic transition to the co-creation of knowledge and skills, while counteracting a number of barriers to innovation and wellbeing.