Tjard Schermer

Head of the research department Primary Care and member of the Management Team of NIVEL. He combines management tasks with (mostly) patient-related research into the occurrence, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of chronic diseases, in particular of chronic respiratory diseases.

Memberships

  • Dutch COPD & Asthma General Practice Advisory Group (CAHAG)
  • International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG)
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • Oxford Primary Care Research Leadership program

Job experience

  • 2005-now: principal investigator research program ‘Chronic respiratory diseases’, Dept. of Primary and Community Care, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • 2012-2017: Head of Research and member of the management team, Dept. of Primary and Community Care, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • 2016: associate professor, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • 2016-now: visiting professsor, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australië
  • 2013-now: adjunct professor, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australië
  • 2009-2014: visiting fellow bij de School of Population Health and Clinical Practice, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australië
  • 1998-2005: PhD student, ‘Optimizing health care for patients with COPD or asthma in Dutch general practice’, Dept. of Primary and Community Care, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Education

  • 1996: Biomedical Health Sciences, Master in Epidemiology, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • 1989: vocational training in Physiotherapy, HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem, the Netherlands