Our experts

Our healthcare services research is organised in a total of thirteen units or fields of expertise. Each unit consists of heterogeneous group of our researchers, of whom several are experts in their specific field. Coordinator of each unit is one of those experts, usually a professor, with extensive research experience in the field concerned. By interacting and collaborating with each other and with third parties, the teams focus on the more complex societal questions and challenges.

Cordula Wagner PhD
Executive director Nivel; project coordinator Patient Safety; professor 'Patient Safety' at VU University / Amsterdam University Medical Center, the Netherlands
Roland Friele PhD
Deputy director Nivel; head of Reseach; head of research unit Organisation and Management in Healthcare; program coordinator Impact of Legislation and Oversight in Healthcare; professor 'Social impact of health law', Tranzo, Tilburg University
Jany Rademakers PhD
Head of research unit Healthcare from the Perspective of Patients, Clients and Citizens; project coordinator Health Literacy and Patiënt Participation; professor 'Health Literacy and Patient Participation', CAPHRI, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Jeroen Hasselaar PhD
Head of research unit Primary Care
Ronald Batenburg PhD
Coordinator research program Professions in Healthcare and Manpower Planning; endowed professor Health Workforce and Organisation Studies, Radboud University, the Netherlands
Hennie Boeije PhD
Coordinator research program Care Demand of the Chronically Ill and Disabled
Dolf de Boer PhD
Coordinator research program Patient Centered Care
Liset van Dijk PhD
Coordinator research program Pharmaceutical Care and Allied Healthcare; honorary professor 'Pharmacy health services research, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Michel Dückers PhD
Coordinator research program Disasters and Environmental Hazards; endowed professor 'Crises, safety and health', University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Sandra van Dulmen PhD
Coordinator research program Communication in Healthcare; endowed professor 'Communication in healthcare, especially in primary care, Radboud University, the Netherlands
Anneke Francke PhD, RN
Coordinator research program Nursing Care and Elderly Care; endowed professor 'Nursing and care at the end of life', VU University Medical Center Amsterdam
Judith de Jong PhD
Coordinator research program Healthcare System and Governance; endowed professor at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of Maastricht University
Joke Korevaar PhD
Coordinator research program General Practice Care
Lilian van Tuyl MBA
Coordinator research program Organisation and Quality of Care
Robert Verheij PhD
Coordinator research program Learning Health System; endowed professor 'Transparency in healthcare from a patient perspective', Tranzo, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Wienke Boerma PhD
Senior researcher International Comparative Research (WHO)
Peter Groenewegen PhD
Senior researcher Healthcare Systems and Governance
Johan Hansen PhD
Senior researcher Professions in Healthcare and Manpower Planning
Karin Hek PhD
Senior researcher Pharmaceutical Care
Monique Heijmans PhD
Senior researcher and Research Coordinator National Panel of people with Chronic Illness or Disability and the National Panel of people with Lung Diseases
Mariëtte Hooiveld PhD
Senior researcher General Practice Care; project coördinator Nivel Surveillance - Primary Care Database
Joris IJzermans PhD
Senior researcher Disasters and Environmental Hazards
Madelon Kroneman PhD
Senior researcher Healthcare System and Governance
John Paget PhD
Senior researcher (epidemiologist) Disasters and Environmental Hazard
Mieke Rijken PhD
Senior researcher Person-centred Integrated Care
Marcia Vervloet PhD
Senior researcher Pharmaceutical Care