In 2007, Carolien Sino PhD (1968) joined the Research group Chronic Diseases as a doctoral candidate, obtaining a PhD in 2013 for her thesis ‘Medication Management in Homecare patients’. Her PhD supervisors were Prof. M.J. Schuurmans and Prof. A.C.G. Egberts, Utrecht University.
During her doctoral research, Carolien developed and validated a ‘red flags list’ that can be used by home care professionals to identify signs of possible medication-related issues. After obtaining her PhD, Carolien has continued to research the ‘Early detection of medication-related issues in the elderly’ within the Research group Chronic Diseases. Carolien Sino also serves as second supervisor for Nienke Dijkstra’s PhD research and as Director of the Institute for Nursing Studies.
Other positions and activities
- Chair of the V&VN Onderwijs executive committee
- Expert in Outpatient Pharmacy and the Elderly for the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
- Member of the Zorgpact Midden Nederland steering committee
- Member of the Nursing & Pharmaceutical Care NuPhaC steering committee
- Member of the executive consultation body of Gezond Utrecht
- Member of the Sectoral Advisory Board for Higher Healthcare Education (HGZO), Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences
Fields of expertise
- Medication management
- EUPRON: nurses’ practice in interprofessional pharmaceutical care in Europe. A cross-sectional survey in 17 countries
- Potential Clinical Consequences of Medication Process Problems in Older Home Care Patients
- Development of eHOME, a Mobile Instrument for Reporting, Monitoring, and Consulting Drug-Related Problems in Home Care Human-Centered Design Study