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Myrra Vernooij-Dassen (Netherlands)


Prof. Myrra Vernooij-Dassen has been trained as a medical sociologist. She had a chair on psychosocial aspects of care for frail elderly people and was director of the Radboud Alzheimer Centre.  She is principal investigator in the Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen and is  affiliated to the scientific Institute of Quality of healthcare She has performed a large body of research on quality of care, especially on dementia. care and palliative care and on organisation of healthcare.  She supervised 22 PhDs and is supervising 10 PhD students. She published more than 250 (inter)national peer reviewed articles. She is chair of Interdem, a pan-European research group on detection and timely INTERvention in DEMentia. She is  chairing the Research Funding board of Alzheimer UK. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Joint Programming Initiative for Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND).

Prof. Vernooij-Dassen is honorary visiting professor of the School of Health of Bradford University and visiting professor at the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Myrra Vernooij received the Dutch royal honor to be promoted to officer in the order of Orange-Nassau. She received the IPA 2016 distinguished service to the field psychogeriatrics award.



Last Updated: Monday 13 March 2017