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I consider intervening in healthcare practices as a mode of scholarly knowledge production and as a method for putting both scholarly and normative attachments at risk. Situated intervention, the theory/method package I've developed for such work, draws upon understandings of healthcare- and medical knowledge practices that stem from my training in Science and Technology Studies while equally putting such understandings to the test.
I've explored situated intervention in a range of healthcare settings: the development of a hemophilia care center, pathways for hematology and oncology care at an outpatient clinic of a university hospital, redesigning oncology care and elective surgery in sixteen hospitals throughout the Netherlands, formatively evaluating a national quality improvement collaborative in long-term care, and co-founding a working group on appraising and including different knowledge in guidelines. These experiments invariably translated both my theoretical understandings as well as my normative scholarly attachments.
My research interests include the social studies of (healthcare) markets, the sociology of standardisation and the production and use of clinical practice guidelines and care pathways, the sociology of quality and safety, and practices of personalisation and evidence-basing.