I am a medical antropologist at the Erasmus MC - Sophia Children's Hospital. In 2018 she obtained her PhD 'Music in Medicine, the value of music interventions for hospitalised children" at the Department of Paediatrics, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children's Hospital. She performed her clinical research at Red Cross War Memorial Children's hospital, Cape Town, South Africa between 2013 and 2017. I am currently working as post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Division of nursing and Science and specialized in research on (complementary) non-pharmacological interventions for pain and distress management and in Patient-Family Centered Care. Furthermore, I am developing educational material for medical and nursing students on the topic of complementary non-pharmacological interventions.
Field(s) of expertise
- Non-pharmacological interventions
- Complementary therapies
- Integrative Medicine, Patient-Family Centered Care
- (paediatric) Pain and distress
- Qualitative research
Education and career
2004 - 2008 BSc Cultural Anthropology and Sociology of Non-Western Societies, University of Amsterdam.
2019 - now VO Complementaire zorg (medisch studenten)
2013 - 2017 Visiting researcher Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
Scholarships, grants, and awards
2019 - 2022 Erasmus+ KA203 Strategic Partnersips for Higher Education
Executive Producer short film "Breatheasy". A short film portrait of paediatric nurse specialist sr. Jane Booth, founder of the Breatheasy project at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa