Audrey Meulendijks has been working in the Research group Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology and the Skin Therapy bachelor’s degree programme since 2014. In June 2016, she started on her PhD research into opportunities to prevent an ulcus cruris venosum (venous ulcer): the PARAPLU study.
Audrey is supervised in this study by Prof. Lisette Schoonhoven (UMC Utrecht), Prof. Martino Neumann (Erasmus MC) and Esther Tjin PhD (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht).
"While prevention is far from easy, it is something that is definitely worth pursuing."
Good patient care is important – but stimulating prevention is even far more important if this can result in improved quality of life for the patient. Audrey pays particular attention to the issues of prevention and investigative capacity during the revision of the curriculum for the Skin Therapy degree programme.
Fields of expertise
- Investigative capacity
- Patients at risk of the progression of chronic venous disease
- A qualitative study on the patient’s narrative in the progression of chronic venous disease into a first venous leg ulcer A series of events
- The efﬁcacy and safety of non-pharmacological therapies for the treatment of acne vulgaris A systematic review and best-evidence synthesis