Field(s) of expertise
Education and career
I studied psychology at the Utrecht University and graduated In 1988 cum laude in psychophysiology (the validity of neuropsychological diagnostic tests) and psychometrics (item response theory and the determination of unidimensionality).
My subsidiary subject was clinical neurophysiology. After fulfilling military services as first lieutenant, I started working at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. At this university I wrote my thesis about the validity of QALYs.
For years now, I have enjoyed teaching students using an interactive "problem oriented education strategy". My teaching at the Erasmus MC involves a three days course about measuring quality of life measurement in an international post graduate health sciences course (NIHES), the supervision on individual master theses and teaching at the faculties of psychology of the Erasmus University.
Supplementary to the university courses, I teach in several health economic seminaries for health professionals, both at a national and international level and have been part of more than 150 doctorate committees.
- 2020 – today Member of the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)
- 2016 - today Member of the Advisory Board National Insurance Package of National Health Care Insurance Board (Advies Commissie Pakket)