Beyond the scientist: Patrick Jeurissen

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Professor of sustainable health systems at IQ healthcare.

Where and when were you born?

Lobith in 1969.

Where do you live and with whom?

The city that recently was voted the coolest in the Netherlands by both the Wall Street Journal and the Lonely Planet and counts three professional soccer clubs, all in the top half of the league. I have a wonderful wife (Janine) and two kids (Hanna and Lucas), a dog and two guinea pigs that underline my avant-garde style of life.   

Who was your role model when you were a kid?

My granddad, he was so intelligent and thus never spoke a word.

Why aren’t you doing the same thing now as your role model (or do you?)

Nowadays people do not pay for repairing their shoes, but only buy new ones.

What is the thing in your (work or other) history that you are most proud of?

I used to be successful in arranging some substantial sums of money for healthcare stakeholders, but lately succeeded in helping to get it all back for our taxpayers. I am also very happy that I manage to adhere to my eclectic ways of doing research and writing it down.

What is it that you would like to achieve in work in the next 5 to 10 years?

Helping young people to accomplish at least some of their professional goals in their lives (see picture).

For what can we wake you up?

You cannot, but if you bring a nice breakfast I forgive you.

What is your hobby and how good are you at it?

Cooking, walking with my son, and reading Papal encyclical letters and my personal qualifications fit that order.      

What is your biggest irritation?

Doing work which has to be done, but of which you know upfront that it is of no use whatsoever.

Who would you like to invite for dinner, if you had the chance?

Evelyn Waugh but he passed away exactly fifty years ago, so I pick the Pope. 


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