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Janneke Noordman, PhD
Senior researcher Communication in Healthcare


Janneke Noordman investigates patient-provider communication, with a focus on vulnerable patient groups (e.g. patient with limited health literacy, elderly). Topics include: shared decision making, participatory research, lifestyle counselling. She is an expert in observational coding and trained many researchers in this research methodology, and provides video-feedback to healthcare providers based on their real-life consultations. Janneke is the secretary of the Patient-Provider-Interaction (PPI) Network in The Netherlands and Flanders.



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

- Secretary of the Patient Provider Interaction (PPI) network
- EACH/ICCH: International association for communication in healthcare
- Dutch Alliance on Health Literacy (Alliantie Gezondheidsvaardigheden); Werkgroep inclusiviteit en participatie
- OR bestuurslid, Nivel