Jacqueline Nuysink | Researcher | Research group Lifestyle and Health

Jacqueline Nuysink


Jacqueline Nuysink PhD (1953) has been a post-doc researcher at the Research group Lifestyle and Health since 2013. Within this research group she is the project leader of the GODIVA studies. She is also a co-promoter for Marike Boonzaaijer and Imke van Maren Suir.

  • 2013 - present: Senior researcher for the Research group Lifestyle and Health and the Child and Movement research programme
  • 2005 - present: Head and senior lecturer of the specialisation Paediatric Physiotherapy, HU
  • 2012 Doctoral defence at Utrecht University
  • 2007-2012 Doctoral research at the Wilhelmina children's hospital / UMCU, on the prevalence of and risk factors for preferential positioning and skull deformation among babies born prematurely. Jacqueline also developed a screening instrument for recognising asymmetry caused by underlying disease.
  • 1999-2005 Board member of the Dutch Association for Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • 1989-2006 Paediatric physiotherapist, private practice in Bussum and Amersfoort
  • 1981-1989 Physiotherapist Primary Care Practice in Bussum
  • 1975-1981 Physiotherapist Rehabilitation Centre de Hoogstraat in Leersum


  • 2006 Clinical Health Sciences, Physiotherapy Science, Utrecht University
  • 1989 Registration as Pediatric Physiotherapist
  • 1975 Physiotherapy Diploma, Stichting Utrechtse Paramedische Academie, Utrecht
  • 1971 Gymnasium β, Bilthoven.

Fields of expertise

  • Paediatric physiotherapy



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