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Ilse Flink, PhD
Program manager and senior researcher International Projects


As a program manager International Projects I develop and implement the international research strategy of Nivel. I support the acquisition of new international projects, I contribute to further profiling of Nivel as an international research partner and take part in various international networks. As a senior researcher I am also more directly involved in implementing different international research projects.


Career old
2022-Current: Program manager & senior researcher International Projects, Nivel, Netherlands.
2018-2021: Strategic advisor monitoring, evaluation and research, VVOB, Rwanda. Capacity building of the University of Rwanda research staff and implementation of different research projects
2014-2018: Monitoring, evaluation and research advisor, Rutgers, Netherlands, Centre of expertise on SHRH. Coordinated the operational research portfolio of an SRHR alliance in 9 different countries and provided monitoring and evaluation support to local partner organisations and the alliance.
2013-2014: Postdoctoral researcher Dept. of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, collaboration with Cordaid to improve access to primary care for the poorest in Cameroon
2010: Junior researcher (visiting researcher), Universidad del Rosario, facultad del Medicina, Bogota, Colombia
2009-2012: Junior researcher/PhD. candidate, Dept. of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre & Dpt. Of Epidemiology. Titel dissertation: Migration, Health and help-seeking in Childhood
2008-2009: Research assistant, Dept. of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam
2007-2008: Teaching assistant, Athena institute, Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU
Education old
2013: Doctoral (PhD). Dept. of Public Health, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam
and dept. of Epidemiology
2007: MSc. Health Sciences, VU, specialization in International Public Health
2006: Doctorandus Health Sciences, Maastricht University, specialization in health promotion and health education
2001: International Baccalaureat, Rijnlands Lyceum, Oegstgeest (Bilingual diploma: English and Dutch)