My educational background is in psychology. I received my education at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. During my study I discovered my love for teaching, training and coaching people.
The subject I teach about is professional behavior. I don’t do this alone, but together with my colleagues of the team Professional Behavior.
I provide this education in the three programs of the Health cluster, most of which is in the program Technical Medicine.
Under the heading ‘Education’ you can find more about the education in which I am involved.
My motivation for this work is being able to work with young adults and guiding them in developing into a self-confident, self-directed professional, who knows what is asked of them in (different) professional environments, but also knows what moves and motivates them.
The training of more concrete skills in the bachelor as well as the guiding and coaching in the master is a combination that keeps me enthusiastic and motivated to this day.
In the bachelor of Technical Medicine I teach medical communication. This starts with basic communication skills in year 1 and continues to training in complex communication, such as dealing with strong emotions or having a bad news conversation in year 3. In addition, I also provide education on such topics as reflection, presenting, giving and receiving feedback, and the like. This can serve as supportive education for consulting, but also, for example, around supervising students working in teams on projects.
I am also involved in supervising tutors, who in turn supervise students on their projects. These tutors can be either student-tutors or teacher-tutors.
We are also increasingly offering the above teaching in the Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences programs.
In the master's program of Technical Medicine, I supervise Master 2 and Master 3 students during their TG fellowships. In doing so, I supervise intervisions and conduct individual interviews to help the students in their personal and professional development.
I am also involved in setting up intervisions for master students of the Biomedical Engineering program during their internship and thesis research.