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July 2000: Master of Science in Medicine; August 2002: Medical Doctor; August 2004: Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology;

June 2007: General Practitioner; 1st July 2009: Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine; June 2012: Master of Science in Public Administration, Specialism: Public Administration of governmental and non-profit organizations.

From 2008 - 2011, I was employed at the Department of General Practice at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands as lecturer Scientific Education and manager Professional Education of the in-service training for general practitioners.

Current post:

From 1st September 2011, I am employed at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Leiden University Medical Center in Leiden, The Netherlands. In this position, I am manager primary care networks, lecturer Scientific Education of the in-service training for general practitioners and assistant professor in research.

Further, I work as a General Practitioner in Katwijk, The Netherlands. Besides, I am advisor of the work group Primary Care Diagnostics at Health Cooperative 'Zorggroep Eerste Lijn' in Naaldwijk, member of the Council of Members of the Dutch College of General Practitioners, and member of the Supervisory Board of the Primary Health Care Foundation 'Zorg op Noord' in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Research speciality:

Prospective cohort studies of musculoskeletal complaints: Nontraumatic knee complaints in general practice; Osteoarthritis of the knee. Research to the Public Value of Primary Care in The Netherlands. Research to Innovation of Primary Care and transmural care in The Netherlands