Our researchers

All our researchers are members of one of Nivel’s research units, covering a specific field of expertise. Head of each unit is a program coordinator, one of our experts. Our researchers form a heterogeneous group: there is a core of senior researchers, who can be widely deployed, and a large number of researchers and junior researchers, who still have to develop. Some of them are PhD students, who are devoted for a longer period of time - several years - to do research with a high scientific impact.

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
Wienke Boerma PhD
Senior researcher International Comparative Research (WHO)
Mark Bosmans PhD
Senior researcher Disasters and Environmental Hazards
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
Linda Flinterman PhD
Senior researcher Professions in Healthcare and Manpower Planning
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
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
Marieke van der Gaag MSc
Researcher Care Demand of the Chronically Ill and Disabled
Peter Groenewegen PhD
Senior researcher Healthcare Systems and Governance
Johan Hansen PhD
Senior researcher Professions in Healthcare and Manpower Planning
Jeroen Hasselaar PhD
Head of research unit Primary Care
Iris van der Heide PhD
Senior researcher Nursing Care and Elderly Care
Paul van der Heijden MA.
Webmaster Nivel Research Communication Center
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
Karin Hek PhD
Senior researcher Pharmaceutical Care
Lotte van Heuvel MSc
Junior researcher Disasters and Environmental Hazards
Mariëtte Hooiveld PhD
Senior researcher General Practice Care; project coördinator Nivel Surveillance - Primary Care Database
Joris IJzermans PhD
Senior researcher Disasters and Environmental Hazards
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
Ines Kaal MSc
Science marketeer Nivel Research Communication Center
Joke Korevaar PhD
Coordinator research program General Practice Care
Madelon Kroneman PhD
Senior researcher Healthcare System and Governance
Janneke Noordman PhD
Senior researcher Communication in Healthcare
John Paget PhD
Senior researcher (epidemiologist) Disasters and Environmental Hazard
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
Mieke Rijken PhD
Senior researcher Person-centred Integrated Care
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Valerie Sankatsing
Researcher Impact of Legislation and Oversight in Healthcare
Lisa Staadegaard MSc
Junior researcher Disasters and Environmental Hazards
Jojanneke van Summeren MSc
Researcher Disasters and Environmental Hazards and General Practice Care
Lilian van Tuyl MBA
Coordinator research program Organisation and Quality of Care
Anke de Veer PhD
Senior researcher Nursing Care and Elderly Care; coordinator Nivel National Nursing Staff Panel
Robert Verheij PhD
Coordinator research program Learning Health System; endowed professor 'Transparency in healthcare from a patient perspective', Tranzo, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Marcia Vervloet PhD
Senior researcher Pharmaceutical Care
Hille Voss
Researcher Palliatice Care; Care for people with intellectual disabilities; project coordinator Panel Living Together
Cordula Wagner PhD
Executive director Nivel; project coordinator Patient Safety; professor 'Patient Safety' at VU University / Amsterdam University Medical Center, the Netherlands