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Principal investigators/Project leaders

The grant application was initiated by CCE in collaboration with researchers from the VUmc Department of Medical Humanities and the University of Humanistic Studies.  

Dr. Klaartje Klaver (CCE)

Dr Klaartje Klaver works at the CCE, where she conducts and supervises advanced research. She is trained as a cultural and medical anthropologist and remedial educationalist and has spent the past ten years in healthcare research. In 2016, she obtained her PhD with a thesis on the ways in which healthcare professionals in oncology hospitals are attentive to their patients, and how this is influenced by their organizational and institutional context. Klaartje also worked at ZonMw from 2014 to 2016. She is the mother of a son with Down's syndrome.

Dr. Gustaaf Bos (VUMC)

Between 2016 en 2020 Dr. Gustaaf Bos was lecturer and researcher at the VUmc Department of Medical Humanities,  (chair Participation and & Diversity), and the Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute. He obtained his PhD in 2016 with a thesis on encounters between people with and without severe intellectual disabilities in reversed integration settings. His dissertation was nominated for the Rev. Visscher Prize in 2018. Since April 2020, he works as researcher and lecturer at the Care Ethics department of the University for Humanistic Studies.
In recent years, he is involved in collaborative research into ways of creating more space for personal exchange and connectedness between different parties involved in care, in order to increase the quality of life of people with severe intellectual disabilities. Gustaaf is part of the research platform on Disability Studies, Inclusion & Belonging, and the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research.