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Marieke van Wieringen is a assistant professor at the Department of Organization Sciences. Marieke is also the Director of the Talma Instituut. Through multidisciplinary research – combining insights from the social sciences and health economics – the Talma Instituut identifies barriers to accessibility, affordability and quality of care in the Dutch health care system, and develops insights on how to remove these barriers. The research is characterized by co-creation with societal partners and stakeholders throughout the entire process.  

Previously, Marieke was co-theme leader of the Institute of Societal Resilience's theme Care and Welfare. 


Marieke's research focuses on care professionals in the long-term care sector, particularly nursing home and home care settings, and specifically on the occupational group of certified nursing assistants (in Dutch: verzorgenden IG). Marieke is interested in occupational development and change processes, professional identity, and the relationship between different occupational groups. She previously studied what certified nursing assistants need to develop and express their voice, and how they can position themselves to have that voice heard.

As an engaged scholar, she is a devoted to engage in co-creation in research, open science and accessible science communication. For example, Marieke has engaged certified nursing assistants and other societal stakeholders, throughout the entire research process: from identifying knowledge gaps, to the development of research question and the co-creation of valorization products. 


Over the years, Marieke received multiple research and valorizations grants: from ZonMw, the Ministry of Health, Van Coevorden en Adriani Foundation, Hofjes Codde en van Beresteyn Foundation, VUvereniging.


Marieke is thesis supervisor in the master's programme Culture, Organization and Managent and in the (Dutch) master's programme Policy, Communication and Management (Beleid, Communicatie en Organisatie). Besides, she coordinaties the course 'Core themes Public Administration and Organization Science' (Kernthema's in the Bestuurs- en Organisatiewetenschappen), which is open for bachelor and pre-master students. Marieke also co-coordinates and co-teaches the course Health Care Management, which is part of the minor Health Care Management and open to students from all faculties of the VU.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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