Ivanka Bloom completed her MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge in 2011, after apprenticing her research project in The Psychometrics Centre. Previously, she had obtained a Propedeuse in Medicine at the University of Utrecht, and graduated with distinction (cum laude) in Social Psychology at the same University. Subsequently she worked as a Junior Assessor at Dilemmamanager BV, a psychometric testing company in the Netherlands that specializes in the provision of feedback. At Dilemmamanager she was responsible for interpreting psychological assessments and writing advisory reports in the context of social welfare and education. In January 2010 she became content editor of the teaching website at the University Medical Centre in Utrecht, where she worked on the introduction of the Electronic Patient File.
Ivanka's aim is to bring Social Psychology out of the laboratory and into the natural social environment where it can have a real impact on society and contribute to improved social circumstances. She is devoted to issues of cultural integration and is recognised for her important work in South Africa where she aided in a tutoring programme for disadvantaged students. Ivanka is fluent in Dutch, English and also has conversational German and Spanish. She enjoys photography and writing.