Carien’s PhD project focuses on Human Resource Management (HRM) and patient safety in Dutch hospitals. Notwithstanding the widely agreed necessity to improve safety in care delivery, no clear consensus exists on how to effectively manage patient safety. Therefore, in her dissertation, Carien aims to provide insight into how hospitals manage patient safety, using the concepts of control- and commitment-based management. Furthermore, she aims to gain insight into why hospitals choose a specific safety management approach and how different management approaches affect healthcare professionals’ safety-related attitudes and behaviour.
Furthermore, during two days a week Carien is a Policy Advisor Research. As a policy advisor, she provides support to the development, implementation and evaluation of research policies at iBMG.