dr. M. Groenier (Marleen)

Assistant professor

About Me

I am a human factors psychologist with a passion for understanding how people learn to perform complex tasks. I have a special interest in expertise development of health care professionals working with complex medical technology. In my work, I design support for task performance, training and education. I coordinate the technical-medical educational research in the Lab for Professional Learning in High Tech Healthcare which is affiliated with the Technical Medicine, Psychology and Educational Science education programs and is located at the TechMed Centre.

My research aims to make smart use of simulation and sensor technology to support high-stakes decisions about the competency of high-tech healthcare professionals. These high-stakes decisions require a careful and credible assessment process because of the impact of these decisions on an individual level: who can become a high-tech healthcare professional? Innovative sensor technology and statistical algorithms are used to better analyse the learning processes of these high-tech healthcare professionals and facilitate adaptive expertise development.


Social Sciences
Cognitive Ability
Medicine & Life Sciences


Groenier, M., Spijkerboer, K., Venix, L., Bannink, L., Yperlaan, S., Eyck, Q. , van Manen, J. G. , & Miedema, H. A. T. (2023). Evaluation of the impact of technical physicians on improving individual patient care with technology. BMC Medical Education, 23(1), Article 181. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-023-04137-z
Groenier, M. , Schmettow, M. , Halfwerk, F. R. , & Endedijk, M. (2023). Opportunities and challenges of using simulation technology and wearables for skill assessment. Abstract from 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Simulation Applied to Medicine, SESAM 2023, Lisbon, Portugal.
Moejes, D. S. , Halfwerk, F. R. , van Meurs, W. L. , Hagmeijer, R. , Groenier, M. , & Grandjean, J. G. (2021). Design of a simulator for training off-pump coronary bypass surgery. Abstract from 26th Annual Meeting of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine, SESAM 2021, Virtual.
Groenier, M., Christoph, N., Smeenk, C. , & Endedijk, M. D. (2021). The process of slowing down in clinical reasoning during ultrasound consultations. Medical Education, 55(2), 242-251. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14365
Groenier, M. , & Miedema, H. A. T. (2020). Building bridges between technology and medicine: design and evaluation of the technical medicine curriculum. In J. van der Veen, N. van Hattum-Janssen, H-M. Järvinen, T. de Laet, & I. ten Dam (Eds.), Engaging, Engineering, Education: Book of Abstracts, SEFI 48th Annual Conference University of Twente (online), 20-24 September, 2020 (pp. 810-817). University of Twente.

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