dr. (Bert) M.B. de Graaff

dr. (Bert) M.B. de Graaff

Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management Health Care Governance (HCG)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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+31 10 4088555

Latest academic publication

C. Bröer, J.W. Duyvendak, M.B. de Graaff & R.A. Wester (2016). Engaging Citizens: Local Interactions, Policy Discourse and Courses of Protest against Mobile Phone Masts. European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. doi: 10.1080/23254823.2016.1201427

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The general thread in my academic work is the interaction between people's participation in policy, cure and care situations and the experience of health and illness. I examine this interaction from a sociological perspective mainly grounded in qualitative methodologies. But I am particularly intrigued because this interaction is often crucial on an everyday level, for example when physical symptoms are medically unexplained or when scientific research results are made controversial. In this way I focus on the sociology of health and illness, policy, technology and risk. At the section Healthcare Governance of iBMG, I teach and work on research projects concerning the quality and safety of health care provision. I focus in particular on questions about the supervision of critical incidents in health care and the (im)possibilities of the participation of patients and family with such regulatory work.


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam