From 2003 -2007 I studied Nursing at Hogeschool Utrecht. I joined the European Nursing Initiative Program and followed an internship at Eastbourne District General Hospital (United Kingdom). In 2008-2010 I obtained my Master degree at the Institute of Health Policy & Management (iBMG) in Rotterdam. I wrote my master thesis about improvement initiatives and best practices in the quality collaborative Care for Better. In March 2011 I started to work at IBMG as PhD candidate. Besides my research job I work as a nurse in the geriatric care/care for adults with acquired brain injury. Research My research project focuses on how multidisciplinary cooperation within primary care is organized. My study is part of the research program Primary Focus (Op Eén Lijn). Other fields of interest are quality collaboratives (Care for Better program) and best practices/improvement initiatives with regard to safety and quality issues in long term care/chronic care.