Ank de Jonge

Adjunct associate professor, (Principal Investigator), PROF.DR., dr.

1993 …2023

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Research interests

I am the first Dutch midwife who became professor in the Netherlands, in Midwifery Science. I have experience in quantitative and qualitative research into organisation of care and quality of midwifery care. In addition, I work as a practising primary care midwife in Amsterdam. 

I am the first author of large cohort studies into the safety of primary care and home birth for which she received a prestigeous career grant (VENI). I was the project leader of a large stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trial into the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of routine ultrasound in the third trimester of pregnancy in terms of reducing severe adverse perinatal outcomes. The Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW) granted a proposal for an academic colloquium in which experts from across the world discussed current insights into the screening and management of growth restriction and directions for policy and future research. I was also the project leader of INCAS (integrated care system) and of the SWING study into integrated maternity care.

Currently, I lead the Continuity of Midwifery Care (COMIC) study with the aim of implementing continuous care by midwives and the Variation in Organisation of Integrated Care (VOICE) study in which we examine essential elements of integrated care for improving outcomes and experiences of women. 

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
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Birthing positions revisited. Examining the evidence for a routine practice, General Practice, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen

Award Date: 22 Jan 2008

Master, Public Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1 Sept 199815 Aug 2000

Award Date: 15 Aug 2000

External positions

Board member, Frederik Ruijsch Stichting

31 Dec 2021 → …

Honorary professor, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen

1 Nov 2021 → …

Board member, Amsterdam Reproduction & Development, Amsterdam, Netherlands

17 Feb 2021 → …

Adjunct professor, Western Sydney University (School of Nursing and Midwifery)

1 Apr 201831 Mar 2024

Primary care midwife, Midwifery practice Vondelpark

1 Aug 2000 → …


  • RG Gynecology and obstetrics
  • Midwifery
  • Continuity of care
  • value based health care
  • watchful attendance

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