Interprofessional education for health professionals. A BEME realist review of what works, why, for whom and in what circumstances in undergraduate education.
- Dr. Demi Krystallidou PhD, (lead reviewer) is a research fellow in multilingual healthcare communication at the Centre for Translation Studies at the University of Surrey (UK), where she leads on research in Interprofessional Education in relation to linguistically and culturally diverse healthcare. She has co-developed, implemented and evaluated IPE interventions for medical students and students in interpreting and intercultural communication.
- Maria J. Kersbergen, RDH, MSc, is a PhD candidate at Radboud university medical center, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Department of Dentistry, and at HAN University of Applied Sciences, School of Health Studies Research group Organisation of Healthcare and Social Services, both in Nijmegen (the Netherlands). Besides she is a dental hygienist and senior lecturer in education of dental hygiene at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen. She received her master’s degree in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2014) at the VU University in Amsterdam
- Fien Mertens, MD, PhD student, is a GP and trainer in palliative care and inter-professional collaboration. Her research interests center around inter-professional collaboration, palliative care, workplace learning and complexity science. She was previously author of a realist review and facilitates workshops on realist reviews.
- Professor Wietske Kuijer-Siebelink is a professor in responsive vocational and professional education at HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem and Nijmegen and assistant professor at the Radboudumc Health Academy (the Netherlands), focusing on work-based learning. Her academic background is in Pedagogical Sciences- Human Movement Sciences (2002) and she has a PhD in Medical Sciences (2005). Her main research focus is interprofessional and multi-stakeholder learning for an emergent future
- Professor Bruno Marchal is head of the Complexity and Health unit at the Department of Public Health, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (Belgium). His current research focuses on governance and stewardship of local health systems, urbanization and health, and research approaches for complex issues in health. He is an expert in realist research.
- Professor Robin Miller is the Chair of Collaborative Learning in Health and Social Care at the University of Birmingham (UK). Robin was a social worker, manager and commissioner before moving into academia as an applied researcher. Robin is the Joint Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Integrated Care and a Senior Fellow of the School for Social Care Research. He has developed and facilitated numerous leadership development programmes which bring together senior and practice leaders from across the health and social care system.
- Saskia Oosterbaan-Lodder, MD, researcher, program-coordinator IPE, OLVG hospital in Amsterdam the Netherlands. Her professional background is in pediatrics, preventative child care, clinical education in pediatrics, gynaecology and obstetrics, and in interprofessional education.
- Professor Nynke Scherpbier-de Haan is a general practitioner and Professor in general practice, especially interprofessional and primary-secondary care collaboration. She is Head of the Department of General Practice and Elderly Care in the University Medical Centre Groningen (the Netherlands). She develops and studies inter- and intraprofessional educational interventions in the Netherlands. Examples are communities of practice in primary healthcare settings and consultation between internal medicine trainees and general practice trainees.
- Loes van Amsterdam, MSc B Cert PDP, is a social scientist, Independent researcher, organisational and educational consultant. Her fields of expertise are management and development of organisations, development of educational programmes, with special interest in collaborative and interprofessional education, practice, research and innovation. Educational activities are in a pre- and post professional education. Mainly in the fields of Health and Social care. She is working in collaborative settings, with regional, national and global organisations and networks. (Co)founder of the Dutch network for Interprofessional education and practice, Board member and secretary of the Interprofessional.Global Association. Former audit committee member of the European Forum of Primary Care.
- Dr. Marco Versluis, PhD, project leader for Interprofessional Education, Faculty of Medicine, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. Dr Versluis is a gynaecologist with a background in global health and an interest in capacity building to address the global health workforce crisis.
- Professor Maria-Cornelia Wermuth (PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Arts of KU Leuven (Antwerp Campus) and Head of the Research Group Translation and Technology. She teaches German grammar and Terminology and IT in the Bachelor in Applied Linguistics and medical translation in the Master in Translation. Her research areas are applied cognitive linguistics, medical translation (including software tools) and (cloud-based) collaborative translation approaches. She is particularly interested in the exchange of experience and knowledge between (medical) domain specialists and translators and the development and implementation of interprofessional education in the translator training, and more specifically in the domain of specialized (medical) translation.
- Professor Peter Pype, MD, PhD is a family physician and associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University (Belgium). He is responsible for the development and implementation of interprofessional education at Ghent University. Dr. Pype has previously been involved as supervising author in a BEME review (BEME guide no. 46). He chairs the research group Interprofessional Collaboration in Education, Research and Practice at Ghent University.
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