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About the researchers

About the researchers

 

Claudia M. van der Heijde (1967) is a senior researcher who has been working for the Department for Research, Development and Prevention at the University of Amsterdam since 2009. She is the project leader for the research project Traffic Lights. Together with Peter Vonk and Frans Meijman she developed the instrument for Traffic Lights, the identification of health problems and student problems, including the feedback tool. She is an expert in tool development. She has also had work published in several national and international medical journals. In addition she is involved in the research in the field of the job market and human resource management. She developed an instrument to measure employability and career success among employees and she conducted research into various methods for employers to stimulate this.

Peter Vonk (1956) studied medicine at the University of Groningen. In 1984 he joined the University of Amsterdam as a student doctor. At the same time he began as a GP in the group practice General Practitioners Oude Turfmarkt. Since 1997 he is also the head of the unit Student Health Care at the University of Amsterdam. Within this unit the Department for Research, Development and Prevention has been researching the perception of health and health influencing among students for a number of years now. Since March 2006 he trains future GP’s in the degree course for general practitioner at the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) in Amsterdam.

Frans J. Meijman (1950) was a GP for 27 years. He was also a student doctor within the University of Amsterdam. He remains there as senior researcher Student and Health. For 15 years he was the editor of the periodical Huisarts en Wetenschap (General Practitioner and Science). From 1999 to 2010 he was a professor with the Metamedica department at the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam. At the moment he is a senior lecturer at the department of General Practice and Geriatric Medicine at the VuMC. He specialises in the exchange of medical information in the public environment. He was co-editor on Water! als medicijn (Water! as medicine) (2007) and was editor of Leonardo voor het publiek. Een geschiedenis van wetenschaps- en techniekcommunicatie (Leonardo for the public. A history of science and skills communication) (2007) and of the Winkler Prins Medisch Handboek (Winkler Prins Medical Hand Book (2007). Together with Stephen Snelders he wrote De mondige patiënt. Historische kijk op een mythe (The articulate patient. An historical view on a myth) (2009). With Nick Verouden and Peter Vonk he wrote Studenten en stille pijn (Students and their silent pain) (2010).