My main research focus lies on studying vulnerable populations, using the best possible research methods and state-of-the-art analytical techniques. The vulnerable population I studied during my PhD trajectory were frail elderly persons at risk of heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. With this work, I focused on methodological challenges in diagnostic research in this vulnerable population. After having obtained my PhD degree, I co-designed and initiated a multifactorial adaptive randomization study of the treatment of severe community acquired pneumonia across European ICUs.
This broadened my knowledge and experience in research methodology and statistical methods. To further translate my methodological knowledge into ambitious research, I shifted my focus back to studies in vulnerable populations, but now with a sharper focus on the intergenerational effects of vulnerability and perinatal health equity research. In my current position, I combine both fields in different research projects, and by continuing and building on from this, I aim to contribute to the knowledge needed for reducing health inequities.
Education and career
A complete overview of publications can be found here:
I currently supervise six PhD students and have supervised numerous research projects for master students.