Roland Friele


  • Member of the management-team of the Centre for Care Technology Research
  • Member of the steering committee Academic Workplace Oversight in Health Care (Health Care Inspectorate)
  • Chair strategic advisory committee ‘Lerende Evaluatie Nolenshaghe’
  • Member European Association Health Law
  • Member of the Dutch Association Health Law
  • Member supervising committee eHealth Monitor
  • Associate editor BMC Health services research
  • Member supervising committee “Evaluation of the legislation concerning the ombudsman for children”

Job experience

  • 2009 Deputy Director of NIVEL
  • 2008 Professor Tilburg University; Social impact of health law
  • 2002 Head research department and knowledge centre NIVEL
  • 1991 Senior researcher: Home care technology, Health care consumer panel, Patient directed care.
  • 1989 Researcher at NIVEL
  • 1985 Start with Phd thesis, Wageningen University
  • 1983 - 1985 Social sciences teacher at the Agricultural college Deventer


  • 1985 - 1989 Phd thesis: Wageningen University, dept. Human Nutrition: Diabetes and Diet: Managing Dietary Barriers  Prof. JGAJ Hautvast, Prof. ATJ. Nooy
  • 1975-1983 Msc. Human Nutrition, Wageningen University