Music, Concerts, Festivals
Lyric writing



1987 – 1994
Revalidatie Scholengemeenschap Arnhem. Mavo / Havo (Secondary education)

1994 – 1995
Social Faculty Arnhem. Social work. (Higher vocational education)

1995 – 2000
Radboud University Nijmegen. Psychology.  Mayor: Clinical psychology and personality

2007 – 2008
Partners in Policymaking



2000 – 2001
Radboud University Nijmegen, dept Clinical Psychology  /  Radboud University Medical Center, dept Psychiatry
Research on smoking cessation and benzodiazepine dependence

2002 – 2008
Radboud University Medical Center, IQ Healthcare
Research on smoking cessation in COPD smokers; smoking cessation in
dental practice

2013 – 2015
BOSK, Patient Organisation of People with Physical Disabilities
Research on aging with childhood disabilities

2006 – 2019
Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, dept Rehabilitation Medicine
Research on Cerebral Palsy; Skills for Growing Up, Acquired Brain Injury

2009 – present
Rotterdam University, Expertise Center Innovations in Care
Research on transition in healthcare (all kinds of diagnoses); Skills for
Growing Up; Disability Studies


Volunteering and Social functions

Electric Wheelchair Hockey (national)

  • Coordinator/trainer EWH youth sports camp (1996-1999)
  • Trainer/coach of EWH club team (Arnhem), also coordinator Technical affairs (1996- 2003)
  • Competition leader EWH Head League (2000-2003)
  • Chief editor Wheelchair Hockey Newsletter, coördinator national EWH website (2000-2003)
  • Member Committee Athlete’s Eligibility EWH (developing clear criteria for participation in the Dutch EWH competition) (2001-2004)
  • Trainer/coach EWH club team (Zwolle) (2008-2009)
  • National coach National Team Electric Wheelchair Hockey (2009-2011)


Sports international

  • Member Dutch Committee International Electric Wheelchair Hockey, founding committee of the International Committee Electric Wheelchair Hockey in 2002 (ICEWH) ( (2001-2005)
  • Co-chairperson of the ICEWH (2002-2004); chairperson (2004-2005). Achieved international acknowledgement of EWH in 2005 (IWAS)
  • Member Standing Committee “Athletes with High Support Needs” of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) ( (2006-2010). From 2007 chairperson


Social functions

  • Member national workgroup Disability and Policy of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) ( (2005- 2012)
  • Member expert experience group ‘disability and employment’ CrossOver (2008-2010)
  • CP workgroup member BOSK (association for physically disabled persons and their parents) (2004-2013); board member ( (2006-2013)
  • Board member Severe Complex Disability (Platform EMG) ( (2008-2013)
  • Member Committee of Recommendation Studiefonds Plus ( (2008-2014)
  • Board member ICT4handicap ( (2014-2016)
  • Board member of the umbrella organisation for people with a physical disability, mental disability or chronic illness (Ieder(in)) ( (2015-present)


Scientific functions

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