Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands October 24th, 1966
1984-1992 PharmD at Groningen University
1992 Editor Dutch Drug Bulletin (‘Geneesmiddelenbulletin’)
1992 Community pharmacist in Amsterdam
1992-1994 Military service: pharmacist at the Royal Dutch Navy
1993 Co-author: ‘Future of medicine utilisation in the Netherlands’
1993-2010 Editor of the Dutch consumers book on medicine: ‘Geneesmiddelen in Nederland’
1993-2018 Co-author: book on selfmedication of Dutch Consumers association: ‘Zelf Dokteren’
1994-1999 Regional coordinator for the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Foundation LAREB
1994-2019 Community pharmacist at academic Pharmacy Stevenshof in Leiden.
1994-2019 Researcher at sir (Institute for Pharmacy Practice) which is affiliated with the academic pharmacy Stevenshof.
1997-2002 PhD student at the department of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacotherapy of Utrecht University.
1994-1997 Member of the editorial board of the Dutch pharmaceutical journal (‘Pharmaceutisch Weekblad’)
1997-2000 Chairman of the editorial board of the Dutch pharmaceutical ournal (‘Pharmaceutisch Weekblad’).
2000-2002 Member of the editorial board of ‘Apothekers Vademecum’, a two weekly question and answer magazine for pharmacists
2002-2018 Author of several revisions of book on selfmedication of Dutch Consumers association: ‘Kleine Kwalen’
2002-now Division of pharmacoepidemiology and clinical pharmacology of Utrecht University.
2003-2011 Member Scientific committee for the KNMP department Leiden
2004-2005 Member ‘evaluatie commissie Meerjaren Afspraken’ KNMP
2004-2018 Member research committee European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP); chairman of the committee from 2006 untill 2014
2004-2010 Scientific advisory board ‘Meldpunt Medicijnen’
2005-2015 Member ‘programma commissie wetenschappelijke bijeenkomsten’ KNMP; Chair of the committee since 2010
2005-2012 Member Commissie Farmaceutische Hulp (CFH), College voor Zorgverzekeringen (CVZ)
2006-2010 Member Scientific Advisory Board Wetenschappelijk Platform Pharmaceutisch Weekblad
2006-2022 Utrecht Pharmacy Panel for Education and Research (UPPER); chair institutional review board
2007-2010 Multidisciplinary guideline committee heart failure
2009-now Editorial board International Journal of Pharmacy Practice Research
2009-2016 Scientific advisory board Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Foundation lareb (‘Landelijke Registratie Evaluatie Bijwerkingen’)
2009-2019 Member of the board of PRISMA foundation (Practice Research in cooperation with pharmacists)
2010-2015 Member of the Scientific Section of Dutch Community Pharmacy (chair between 2010 and 2014)
2010-2013 Member Expertpanel Med8: Health Sciences Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen (FWO)
2012-2022 Member program committee ‘Goed gebruik Geneesmiddel’ ZON MW
2012-2017 Member commissie Farmacotherapeutisch Kompas, Zorginstituut Nederland (ZINL)
2017- now Member Medicines Evaluation Board in the Netherlands
2019 - 2022 Community pharmacist Apotheek Vleuten
2022- now Head department of pharmaceutical sciences