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G.C.E. T. (Giesleen) Thissen, MSc

Junior Researcher

  • Department
  • General Practice
  • Focus area
  • Osteoarthritis



Giesleen Thissen is a human movement scientist and a junior researcher for the General Practice department of the Erasmus MC. She finished her Bachelor of Applied Sciences on Physical Therapy in 2015 and worked for almost 6 years as a physical therapist and hand therapist. In 2020 she obtained her master’s degree as a Human Movement Scientist at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her thesis was about prediction modelling of the activities of daily life of patients with CVA, which was done at the Rehabilitation Department of the Erasmus MC. In 2021 she started as a teacher for the Bachelor of Physical Therapy at Hogeschool Utrecht.

She is currently working on several projects of the OA Trial Bank. The OA Trial Bank initiates meta-analyses of subgroup effects of treatment in osteoarthritis patients, using Individual Patient Data (IPD).

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