Hester Vermeulen has been appointed professor of Nursing science at the department of IQ healthcare at the Radboud university medical centre with effect from 1 July 2016.
Hester Vermeulen (Oostzaan, 1967) is a nurse and clinical epidemiologist. In 2006 she obtained her PhD on Evidence-based improvements in postoperative care: on the cutting edge between nursing and medicine.
She worked as a senior researcher at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam and as a associated professor Evidence Based Perioperative Care at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam.
Her research focuses on essential nursing care activities to deliver safe and high-quality care at acceptable costs and the professionalism of nurses. For this she uses innovative and rigorous research designs with special attention for nursing sensitive outcomes both on patient, professional and organizational level.
Hester Vermeulen has gained national prominence by implementing the evidence-based paradigm for nurses and by de-implementing so-called 'rituals in healthcare'.
She is chair of the board committee guidelines of the V&VN, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Netherlands Institute for Care, a member of the Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects of Health, editor of the Dutch Journal of Evidence Based Practice, member of the editorial board of Nurse Academy and editor of several books.
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