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 Dr. Mariette Hoogsteder

Her background is developmental and theoretical psychology and she obtained her PhD with the thesis Learning through participation. The communication between young children and their caregivers in informal learning and tutoring situations. Utrecht University (1995).

She was a post-doc at Utrecht University on professional communication with parents in youth care. Since 1998 she focussed on accessability and quality of health care in relation to diversity and exclusion mechanisms. As senior advisor for Mikado (centre of expertise on intercultural health care) she coordinated applied research projects and development projects for professionals in child health care, mental health care, care for elderly people and care for people with disabilities. She always strives for sharing knowledge, experience and expertise between (academic) researchers, professionals in health care and policy makers. Contributing to connecting science, practice and policy.Since 2014, she is coordinator of the Academic Collaborative Centre for Public Child Health Care (Academische Werkplaats JGZ).