My research interests focus on intercultural health communication, in particular on the role of language-related and culture-related factors explaining communication difficulties between healthcare providers and ethnic minority patients with low language proficiency in the host country’s dominant language(s). In addition, I focus on the use of technology in interventions to migitate language- and culture-related barriers in communication.
Expertise and research fields
Current research projects
Research grants & honours
I have obtained national and international research grants from several funders, among which NWO, ZonMW, KWF and EU-AMIF.
Current cooperation with organisations and/or persons
I cooperate with several academic and practice partners: Utrecht University, Leiden University, Free University Brussels, Ghent University, KU Leuven, Hamburg University, University of Surrey, Alcala University, Vilnius University, University of Genoa, Constantine the Philosopher University of Nitra, University of Warsaw, European Association for Public Service Interpreting (ENPSIT), Dutch Foundation of Migrant Heath (SGAN), Dutch Assocation Moroccan Physicians (AMAN).
Involved in RPA
Urban Mental Health
Master course Health Communication