(Iris) I Wallenburg

dr. (Iris) I Wallenburg
Associate Professor Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management Health Care Governance (HCG)
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
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Trained as a nurse and health scientist (Erasmus University Rotterdam), I obtained my PhD-degree at the Free University Amsterdam in 2012.

My research focusses on experimental infrastructures of governing healthcare. In particular, I focus on the work and role of healthcare professionals in evolving healthcare systems, and the quantification and valuation of healthcare. Using qualitative and mixed-methods research designs, I study how healthcare professionals (both traditional professions like medical doctors and nurses, and new professions like nurse specialists and physician assistants) give shape to and reshape professional practices. Furthermore, I study how healthcare and healthcare provision are increasingly ‘put into numbers’ (i.e. through performance indicators, performance measurement of individual practitioners, and in financial terms) and the consequences hereof for how healthcare is valued and ‘cared for’ in policy making, in healthcare organizations and in day-to-day care provision. 

These research interests assemble in various research projects. Currently I’m involved in a EU funded comparative project on new professional roles in healthcare, a project on ‘good (professional) life systems’ in hospital care, and a project on the registration and reimbursement of health services. 


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam