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.
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):