As a molecular biologist, I contributed to the public understanding of science and developed (veterinary) medical e-learning. After a mid-career PhD, I research the informal collaborative learning of medical professionals.
How to support professionals' development in the learning healthcare system toward research-informed practice is my research focus. I developed expertise in specific research methods (realist reviews, video-stimulated recall interviews, and social network methods) and theories (boundary crossing theories, activity theory, social capital theory). Most of my work is on lifelong (informal) learning of professionals from different disciplines and post-graduate education for general practitioners. Besides doing research, I teach qualitative research methods. With enthusiasm, commitment to, and knowledge in (veterinary) medical education (research), I hope to contribute as a team player more to the AMEE medical education research community.