In English

Let’s connect

Summarizing my work in English below, I’m always happy to expand my activities and collaborations internationally, so let’s connect viaย LinkedIn, or +31 6 28 32 31 65.

๐“๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‹๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐“๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐’๐œ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž: As a researcher and educator with over 15 years of exprience, I’m at the forefront of integrating scientific research with a heartfelt commitment to enhancing the health and quality of life across the whole lifespan. My journey is fueled by a deep-seated commitment to unraveling the science behind practice and leveraging this knowledge to forge substantial, real-world impact.

๐๐ซ๐ข๐๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐“๐ก๐ž๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž: At the intersection of prevention, nutrition, and geriatrics, my career is a testament to the power of applied research. Through my roles within institutions like Wageningen University, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, ZonMw and LOC Waardevolle Zorg, I lead initiatives that translate evidence-based insights into actionable health care solutions that originate from the notion of valuable aging.

๐‚๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐›๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐Š๐ž๐ฒ: Recognizing that meaningful advancements require collective effort, I actively foster and am part of collaborations with healthcare professionals, policymakers, and industry innovators. Together, we’re crafting a future where innovative solutions meet the evolving needs of an aging society, ensuring every individual has the opportunity to live their lives with dignity and vitality.

๐€ ๐‚๐š๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž: Beyond my research and teaching, I am pleased to serve on advisory and supervisory boards, amplifying my impact and driving societal progress. My expertise in areas like undernutrition management and integral prevention and care is dedicated to nurturing health and well-being across the lifespan.

๐‹๐ž๐ญ’๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ญ: I’m always on the lookout for like-minded people and opportunities to expand my network. If you’re committed to making a difference in the lives of older adults and advancing health care innovation, let’s join forces and make a lasting impact together.


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