Esther Tjin PhD is senior lecturer of Skin Therapy, and affiliated with the Research group Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology.
Esther studied Biomedical Sciences at The University of Amsterdam and obtained her doctorate in 2005, on immuno-oncological research to develop better therapeutic treatment strategies. As a senior researcher / project leader in the Dermatology Department of the Academic Medical Center, she has set up and led various (patient-related) research projects aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and vitiligo.
"Our goal is to improve and optimise skin care by making it noticeable, visible and testable"
As senior lecturer, Esther supervises various doctoral research projects and is responsible for the various lines of research within the Skin Therapy programme. Since 2017, she has held a management position with the Dutch Association of Skin Therapists and the Research & Innovation portfolio. She was also project leader in the development of the Knowledge Agenda for Skin Therapy 'Focus on Skin Care' (2018), and she is involved in drawing up the ZonMw Multi-year Paramedic Care Research Programme.
Fields of expertise
- Practice-based research
- Human research
- Field of study: Skin
- Breast and abdominal scarring after DIEP flap breast reconstruction an exploration of patient-reported scar quality
- Exploring patient journeys through acne healthcare: a patient perspective
- Reallocations in acne healthcare: exploring the possible roles and added value of nonphysicians by a mixed-methods study design