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Janneke Noordman, PhD
Senior researcher Communication in Healthcare


As senior researcher ‘Communication in healthcare’ I coordinate, initiate and conduct various studies to (better) understand and improve communication between patients (or clients) and healthcare providers. For example by making and observing video recordings and giving feedback, whereby we gain insight into what is happening in real-life practice and can respond to current care and policy issues. From my background as an interdisciplinary social scientist, I look at both the patients' perspective and the care provider's perspective, as well as at the mutual interaction within the entire breadth of healthcare. My topics of interest are: healthy lifestyle behaviour, shared decision making, eHealth interventions, person-centred care, video-feedback and continuing medical education, and specific patient groups like elderly cancer patients, patients with chronic diseases and patients with limited health literacy.



2006 - present: Senior researcher, Nivel, The Netherlands.
2017 - 2018: Post-doc researcher, Radboud university medical centre, Department of primary and community care, The Netherlands.
2013: Researcher, Sint Maartenskliniek, Department of Rheumatology, The Netherlands.
2005 - 2006: Assistant researcher, Utrecht University, Department of child and youth studies, The Netherlands.
2013: PhD thesis “Lifestyle counseling by physicians and practice nurses in primary care: an analysis of daily practice" , Radboud University, Medical Science.
2006: Price for the best Master thesis of the study interdisciplinary social science (ASW Meesterprijs).
2005 - 2006: Social sciences: interventions and policy, Utrecht University, Master of Science.
2002 - 2005: Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University , Bachelor of Science.
Memberships/external committees
- Associate Editor, BMC Medical Education.
- Secretary of the Patient Provider Interaction (PPI) network, the Netherlands/ Flanders.
- Member of the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) psychosocial oncology
- Member of the network for useful research for policy and practice.