dr. (Bert) MB de Graaff

dr. (Bert) MB de Graaff
Assistant professor Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management Health Care Governance (HCG)
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
degraaff@eshpm.eur.nl
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I am trained as a sociologist at the University of Amsterdam. In 2016 I successfully defended my PhD thesis on the interactions between the governance of uncertain health risks and citizens’ experiences of these risks at that same university. During these studies I was intrigued by sociological work on risk, medical sociology and health policy, and qualitative methods such as ethnography and discourse analysis. At the end of my PhD I worked as a postdoc at the Athena Institute at VU Amsterdam where my interest in patient and client participation was strengthened, in particular by engaging in research with patients themselves.

My start in 2016 as assistant professor at the Healthcare Governance department of the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam allowed me to further develop my interests in the sociology of risk and uncertainty, and in patient and client participation research. Next to teaching in our Healthcare Management master program, I engaged in different research projects with the Dutch Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ) on patient and client participation in healthcare supervision. I very much value this close connection between academic research and practice, and I examined amongst other how and in what way patients’ experiential knowledge works in regulatory practices in elderly care and mental healthcare. How concepts of risk play out in regulatory practice is the question one of the PhD students (Mireille Kroekenstoel) I supervise is currently working on. In 2018 I became coordinator of our Academic Collaboration with the Dutch National Healthcare Institute (ZIN). In this collaboration I am able to develop similar questions on risk, uncertainty and participation but now in relation to issues of healthcare quality and valuation through supervising PhD students (Jolien van de Sande, Renee Michels).

Currently my own empirical research focuses on healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Right at the start of the pandemic we were able to acquire funding from NWO to closely follow the healthcare governance of the pandemic in the Netherlands by engaging in (digital) organizational ethnography. Before the summer of 2020 we did fieldwork on the level of one university hospital, afterwards we moved this research, through acquiring funds from ZonMW, to focus on the regional and national level in the Netherlands. Our aim is to keep following, and reflecting with key-actors in, the healthcare governance of the pandemic until October 2022.

(last update: April 2021)

  • M van Bochove, H (Hananja) van Dijk, K Hop & Bert Graaff (2019) - Inzet vrijwilligers bij reclassering – rollen, dilemma’s en succesfactoren - [link] - ESHPM, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • M Triemstra, Kor Grit, Bert Graaff, J Venderbos & R Friele (2019) - Sectorbreed leren van calamiteiten in de jeugdhulpverlening - NIVEL
  • RJR (Renée) Bouwman, Bert Graaff, D de Beurs, Hester Bovenkamp & R Friele (2018) - Calamiteitenonderzoek in de Geestelijke Gezondheidszorg - Het betrekken van patiënten en hun naasten of nabestaanden bij calamiteitenonderzoek in de Geestelijke Gezondheidzorg. - NIVEL & ESHPM
  • Bert Graaff (2018) - Toezicht, ervaring en deskundigheid: een evaluatie van de inzet van ervaringsdeskundigen in het toezicht op de ouderenzorg. - ESHPM, EUR
  • A Schölvinck, Bert Graaff & JEW Broerse (2017) - HOOP - Hemato-Oncologische Onderzoeksagenda vanuit de Patiënt - Athena Instituut - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Research Network 22, European Sociological Associa

Begindatum goedkeuring
september 2015
Einddatum goedkeuring
december 2022
Plaats
PARIJS

Quality and Safety

Level
master - jaar 1
Year
2021
Year Level
master - jaar 1
Course Code
GW4007MD

Thesis HCM

Level
master
Year
2021
Year Level
master
Course Code
GW4030MV

Quality and Safety

Level
master
Year
2021
Year Level
master
Course Code
GW4007MV

Level
pre-master
Year
2021
Year Level
pre-master
Course Code
GW5617PM

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