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Iris Wallenburg is an associate professor at the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Trained as a nurse and health policy scientist, she obtained her PhD degree at the Free University of Amsterdam on a research about the modernization of medical training. In her research, Iris focuses on the practices of healthcare transition, using a practice-based (usually ethnographic, action-oriented) research approach. She is interested in how local practices (e.g., the introduction of new technologies, healthcare demands in specific geographical areas) are related to patient experience, professional issues and healthcare policies. She focuses on the enactment of governance arrangements, like the application of technology, quantified data (e.g., performance indicators), and the evolvement of new professional roles. In 2021, Iris joined the Erasmus Initiative on the Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence, studying how AI transforms traditional practices of providing, receiving and governing healthcare. Furthermore, Iris leads two national action-based research projects related to healthcare staffing and employment (RN2Blend and RegioZ), in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Vilans, professional associations and field level parties (i.e. hospitals, nursing homes) and collaborating universities. She is a member of a national advisory committee for future healthcare employment, and has joined various national and international research initiatives to strengthen healthcare workforce development.

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


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