1989 …2023

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Research interests

My research line aims to improve work functioning and to prevent unemployment in patients with a chronic disease or with chronic symptoms as a result of a disease with specific emphasis on cancer patients.
The focus is on three aspects: 1) Getting insight in the work situation, quality of working life and career pathways of employees with a chronic disease; 2) Identifying risk factors for unemployment and diminished work functioning; 3) Developing and evaluating evidence-based interventions to support employment, re-integration and work functioning in employees with a chronic disease, especially in cancer patients.

-Predictors of return to work

-Supporting return to work and work retention of cancer survivors

-Supporting return to work and work retention of workers with a chronic disease

-Rehabilitation of cancer survivors

-Systematic reviews and meta-analyses


-Quality of Life

-Quality of Working Life

-Guideline development

-Questionnaire development


Chronic disease and work, Cancer and work, occupational health

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • Chronic disease
  • Occupational health
  • Work
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reviews

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