Everybody deals with illness and health differently. I have always been interested in these different experiences and how these take shape. Digital health innovations provide us with an increasing number of options to prevent and treat illnesses and monitor our health. This influences how we perceive, experience and define both illness and health. My work revolves around how people experience the use of such digital health innovations, and the changes that the introduction of such innovations bring about on both the micro and macro level.
I obtained a master’s degree in Medical Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Leiden University. I joined imec-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel in April 2016. My work focuses on user research in the healthcare sector, combining both qualitative and quantitative methods. Currently, I am mainly involved in the European ProACT project, which aims to develop and evaluate a digital integrated care system to support older adults living with multimorbidity.