After studying philosophy and economics at the University of Groningen (RuG), I did my PhD about the advance of economic discourse. In 2000 I defended my PhD thesis at the RuG ‘Economisering als probleem. Een studie naar de bedrijfsmatige stad en de ondernemende universiteit’ (van Gorcum, Assen, 2000). Since 2000 I work as postdoc and later as assistant professor Health Policy at the institute of Health Policy and Management.
Fields of interest & projects
My main fields of expertise are science and technology studies, the supervision of the quality of healthcare, and the ethics and governance of the health care sector. I have done several projects within the Academic Collaboration Inspection (Academische Werkplaats Toezicht), which aim to combine theoretical insights with practiced-based approaches. Methodologically, I am specialized in qualitative methods.
Currently, I research regulatory mechanisms and quality assurance systems within research and healthcare.
I supervised the following dissertation:
- Femke Vennik. 2016. Interacting Patients. The Construction of Active Patientship in Quality Improvement Initiatives
Currently, I am the co-supervisor of:
- Jacqueline van Oijen. Supervision and Quality Assurance of Clinical Research
- David de Kam.Governance and (external) regulation and supervision of the quality and safety of healthcare
I am member of the Exam Board and chair of the Test Committee for the education program of the Institute of Health Policy and Management.