Rovers, Maroeska

Rovers , Maroeska
Prof.  Maroeska  Rovers 

Full Professor

Urological cancers


Maroeska Rovers is a (principal) investigator in many international and national epidemiologic studies. Her previous international projects and multi-center trials have shown that she is able to bring together the joint efforts of internationally leading experts and other partners to further develop worldwide innovations. Her current ambition is to revolutionize surgical clinical science, so that surgical procedures will become more patient tailored, safer and efficient. Topics include urological cancers, head and neck cancers, gynecological cancers, and general surgery. 

Maroeska Rovers (1973) studied Health Sciences and did her PhD (Thesis: Otitis Media with Effusion; The effects of ventilation tubes) at the Radboud University Nijmegen. After her PhD (2000) she was appointed as a postdoc at the MRC Institute of hearing Research in Nottingham, and as from 2001 as an associate professor at the Julius Center of the University Medical Center Utrecht. Since 2012 she is appointed as a full professor in Evidence-based Surgery at the Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen. She is a member of various research committees, e.g. Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and the Cochrane Collaboration. She teaches graduate and postgraduate students in evidence-based medicine and epidemiologic research. She has published over 160 scientific papers and obtained numerous (methodological and applied) research grants.

Furthermore, once or twice a year she does "science for kids", which means she gives a lecture and prepares some small experiments for children between 7 and 12 years old.

You can also find Maroeska on twitter (@MaroeskaRovers) where she shares her research interests.


National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

  • 2011      Hypatia tenure track fellowship Radboudumc, awarded to the 10 most talented researchers of the Radboudumc.
  • 2011      Prize for the best applicable clinical paper in Pediatrics by the Maarten Kappelle Foundation
  • 2008      Elisabeth von Freyburg award every 2 year to the most promising young researcher of the University Medical Center Utrecht
  • 2008      Prize for the best applicable ENT paper in 2007/2008 by the foundation KNOhow.
  • 2007      Steyn Parvé personal development award of the UMC Utrecht, which is intended to stimulate talented female researchers in reaching academic top positions.
  • 2005      Prize for the best methodology paper in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care in 2004.
  • 2003      Prestigious Dutch VENI grant for young promising researchers (awarded to top 10%)
  • 2003      Prize for the best audiological thesis over the period 1999-2002, ATZE Spoor Foundation.