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Jacqueline Broerse is professor of innovation and communication in the health and life sciences (with focus on diversity and social inclusion) and head of the section Science Communication at the Athena Institute, Fac. of Science, VU University Amsterdam. Since 2017 she is also Vice Dean Research at the Faculty of Science.


She holds a master degree in biomedical sciences (cum laude, 1988). After her graduation she worked two years as a policy maker on biotechnology at the Directorate General International Cooperation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dept. Research and Technology). In 1998 she obtained her PhD degree on the development of an interactive approach to include small-scale farmers in research agenda setting processes on biotechnology. Her current research is focused on (1) methodology development for responsible research and innovation and in particular facilitating public engagement in science, and (2) management of system change processes, in order to contribute to more equitable and inclusive innovation processes. Her research projects are in the domain of health and sustainable development.


She is a member of the board of the Netherlands graduate research school Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC). Since 2012, she coordinates the Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree Program on Transdisciplinary Solutions to Global Health Challenges. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Medicines Evaluation Board (CBG).


She coordinates, and teaches in, various courses of the Athena Institute. She has played a key role in the development of the master degree program ‘Management, Policy Analysis and entrepreneurship in the health and life sciences’ and the master specialization ‘International Public Health’ (within the master programs Health Sciences and Biomedical Sciences). She is Program Director of the research master degree program ‘Global Health’ and she is a member (and chair) of various educational boards, including the Examination Board of the Royal Tropical Institute.

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Research Output 1988 2020

‘McDonald’s Is Good for My Social Life’. Developing Health Promotion Together with Adolescent Girls from Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods in Amsterdam

Lems, E., Hilverda, F., Sarti, A., van der Voort, L., Kegel, A., Pittens, C., Broerse, J. & Dedding, C., 1 Jan 2020, In : Children and Society.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Vulnerable Populations
Health Promotion
health promotion
socioeconomic position
Open Access

Career mobility of maternal care providers in Mali: a mixed method study on midwives and obstetric nurses

Sidibé, C. S., Touré, O., Codjia, L., Keïta, A. S., Broerse, J. E. W. & Dieleman, M., 5 Dec 2019, In : Human Resources for Health. 17, 1, p. 94

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Career Mobility
Nurse Midwives

Client-centred maternity care from women's perspectives: Need for responsiveness

Petit, V., Lips, S. R., Schuitmaker-Warnaar, T. J. & Broerse, J. E. W., 25 Mar 2019, In : Midwifery. 74, p. 76 83 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Primary Health Care
Secondary Care
Patient-Centered Care
Tertiary Healthcare
Focus Groups

Do health care providers give sufficient information and good counseling during ante-natal care in Lao PDR? An observational study

Phommachanh, S., Essink, D. R., Wright, E. P., Broerse, J. E. W. & Mayxay, M., 4 Jul 2019, In : BMC Health Services Research. 19, p. 1-12 12 p., 449.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Prenatal Care
Health Personnel
Observational Studies

Activities 1998 2012

  • 32 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

Towards Optimal Patient Involvement in Guideline Development Groups.

C.A.C.M. Pittens (Speaker), T. Snijders (Speaker), S. Kersten (Speaker), J.E.W. Broerse (Speaker)
21 Oct 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Active patient involvement in breast cancer clinical trials

C.A.C.M. Pittens (Speaker), J.E. Elberse (Speaker), S. Tax (Speaker), A.E. van Leeuwen-Stok (Speaker), M. Schrieks (Speaker), M. Jonker (Speaker), J.E.W. Broerse (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Ecological Genomics & Society in Interaction: the Challenge of Learning. Ten Years After: Mapping the Societal Genomics Landscape

A. Roelofsen (Speaker), W.P.C. Boon (Speaker), J.E.W. Broerse (Speaker)
26 Jun 2010

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Patient participation in the practices of the pharmaceutical industry.

J.E. Elberse (Speaker), J.E.W. Broerse (Speaker)
25 Aug 2010

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic