Margreet Franken obtained a Bachelor degree in Nursing and a Master degree in Health Economics, Policy and Law. From 1992 until 2008 she worked as a quality care manager, clinical nurse educator, and specialised coronary and intensive care nurse in hospitals in Arnhem, Rotterdam and Christchurch (New Zealand). Since 2008, Margreet has been working as a researcher at the institute of Health Policy and Management at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Her research interests include outcomes research of expensive drugs and drug reimbursement. Currently, she works on the Escher project of the Dutch Top Institute Pharma (TIPharma) towards her PhD focusing on drug reimbursement systems and reimbursement criteria.