dr. Annemiek Stoopendaal

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Annemiek worked for 15 years as an occupational therapist and manager in healthcare in several care organizations. After graduating in organizational anthropology at the Utrecht School of Governance (USG) of the University of Utrecht in 2002, she started to work for the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, section Health Care Governance. In 2008 she defended her Ph.D.-thesis at the EUR ‘Zorg met Afstand. Betrokken bestuur in grootschalige zorginstellingen’ (Van Gorcum, Assen, 2008). The study provides insight into the daily work of healthcare executives, in order to better understand what managing the specific and complex healthcare organizations is about. Healthcare executives have been studied in the context of the theme of 'distance'. Since 2010 she works as assistant professor of Organizational Anthropology in Healthcare joining the Health Care Governance group (HCG). FIELDS OF INTEREST & PROJECTS Her research interests are on healthcare management, collaboration and the governance and regulation of healthcare. Projects related to this agenda are studies on the national quality program for the long term health sector *Care for Better* and *Innovation in Rehabilitation.* During 6 years she was involved in the coordination of the Dutch Academic Collaborative Centre for Regulation of Healthcare and was involved in the projects *System Based Supervision;* *Good Governance*  and *Trust in Regulation* in the Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate. In 2018 she studied the pressure of accountability in elderly care and the use of new systems for accounting on quality in the organization of care for disabled people.Currently she studies problems of elderly care in the rural regions (REGIOZ). Annemiek is especially interested in the boundaries and bindings between different micro-meso-macro levels in the organization of healthcare. The research methods she uses are close to her anthropological background: qualitative, ethnographical and formative/ action research on the study of complex interventions in healthcare. Dr Annemiek Stoopendaal and Dr Martin de Bree of Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)  were awarded the publication price by VIDE on 17 January 2019. VIDE is the Dutch association of supervisors, law enforcers, inspectors and evaluators. The article that was awarded, De- and Recoupling and Public Regulation describes how public inspectors can assess the level of self-assurance of quality and compliance within a regulated organisation. Furthermore, the article demonstrates that this way of inspecting stimulates organisations to improve this assurance resulting in an improved performance.     CO-SUPERVISION Lia de Vos, 2014,  *Kwaliteit, Disciplinering en Sturing*. Lieke Oldenhof, 2015,  *The Multiple Middle: Managing in Healthcare (cum laude)* Currently: * Leonie Schakel: The relationships between internal and external supervision in healthcare * John Luijten & Eric Galle: Values in governance&client interfaces in longterm care * Françoise Johansen: Sustainable care   TEACHING Annemiek teaches and coordinates courses on qualitative research methods (bachelor; pre-master). She gives lectures in the (master) course on critical perspectives of change management in healthcare. She supervises and judges bachelors and master theses.    

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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