I received my MSc (1996) in Biomedical Health Sciences from the adboud University Nijmegen. I subsequently worked as a researcher in several rehabilitation centers, studying rehabilitative programs in patients with chronic low back pain and amputees.
In 2010 I shifted my scope towards supporting UT researchers in legislative and ethical issues within research involving human subjects. Besides individual support I also advise the management team of TechMed.Research in developing procedures and facilities for researchers. As part of this shift, I was an auditor at the local medical ethics research committee (METC Twente) for 5 years.
I joined the Health Technology Assessment and Services Research group in 2015 to expand my teaching activities towards the bachelor programs of Technical Medicine and Health Sciences. Within these programs I introduce students into the field of Clinical Epidemiology.