As a clinical researcher in the field of acquired brain injury, I combine research with care for patients.
After my PhD on the long-term impact of Traumatic Brain Injury in 2018, I became a member of scientific staff of the department of rehabilitation medicine. In which my goal is to be a binding factor between the research staff and clinical patient care and to initiate and participate in research projects in the field of acquired brain injury, with the main focus on Traumatic Brain Injury.
This is what I am most proud of
For the past two years, I am most proud on combining my clinical work with research, despite COVID-19 which has had a huge impact on my clinical work.
For example the initiation of a smaller project (paper on autoimmune encephalitis) and participating in larger projects such as Armcoach4stroke and Attractif, Bundled payment after stroke.
Next to this I am actively involved in setting up the minor (Neuro)Rehabilitation for medical students of the EMC/LUMC and clinical technology students of the TU Delft. In this minor the students get a general introduction on rehabilitation medicine in the first weeks, followed by specific weeks on neurorehabilitation, spinal cord injury and pediatric rehabilitation. Students receive a theoretical background on these specific subjects and become actively involved in patientcare. During this minor i provide several lectures, educate the students on neurological examination and introduce them to acquired brain injury patients. The aim of this minor is to excite (medical) students for rehabilitation medicine in the future.
Milestones for the coming 2 years
- As a starting researcher my aim for the upcoming two years is to initiate and gradually lead research projects in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury/Acquired Brain Injury and to actively participate in the above mentioned research projects.
- To extend my role in the research staff and to remain involved in education of medical students and rehabilitation residents.