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Research interests

Implementation and improvement science, knowledge translation, evidence-informed health policy and practice, cross-country comparisons, systems thinking, emergency medical services research, health information and public health surveillance, health geography, Europe

Biographical details


  • 2015: PhD (Public Health), Maastricht University (Netherlands)

  • 2006: Diploma (MSc equivalent, Human Geography), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (Germany)

Work experience:

  • 2010-today: Researcher in European public health and emergency medical services research, CAPHRI Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University (Netherlands)

  • 2014-2016: Policy advisor for cross-border emergency care between Germany and the Netherlands at Bureau Acute Zorg Euregio, Enschede (Netherlands)

  • 2015: Temporary consultant on evidence-informed policymaking for World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe

  • 2007-2010: Researcher in health services research and authorised representative at GEOMED Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Bad Honnef (Germany) (university spin-off)

  • 2006-2007: Researcher and teaching assistant in health geography at Institute of Geography, University of Cologne (Germany)


  • Board Member, European Implementation Collaborative (since 2018)

  • Member, Scientific Committee of the UK Implementation Science Research Conference (since 2018)

  • Member, International Scientific Committee of the Nordic Implementation Conference (since 2017)

  • Member, International Scientific Committee of the European Public Health Conference (since 2016)

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Human Geography, Diploma (MSc equiv.), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Public Health, Doctor of Philosophy, Maastricht University

External positions

Researcher, Maastricht University


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