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Research interests

The main goals of my research are to understand how functional impairments caused by cancer(-treatment) impact peoples' functioning in daily life, and consequently their quality of life; how these impairments can be measured; and how they can be prevented or mitigated by targeted and timely offered rehabilitation interventions,  exercise in particular. In addition,  I aim to support implementation of successful interventions into usual care, through research into the perspectives of patients and health care professionals, and via innovative care implementation projects.


Clinical epidemiology



Rehabilitation and supportive care

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Morbidity after lymph node dissection in patients with cancer; incidence, risk factors and prevention, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Award Date: 17 Jun 2014

Master, Evidence Based Practice in Health Care, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Award Date: 13 Sept 2007

Bachelor, Physical Therapy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Award Date: 9 Apr 1996

External positions

Associate Group Leader, Netherlands Cancer Institute: Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Amsterdam

1 Jul 1996 → …


  • R Medicine (General)
  • cancer rehabilitation
  • clinical epidemiology
  • cancer survivorship


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