Liesbeth Haverkort PhD worked as a dietician for 30 years at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. She was involved in (experimental) dietary treatments of peroxisomal and mitochondrial diseases and assisted (cancer) patients with food-related complaints related to major gastrointestinal operations.
In 2005, she completed her university master's degree in Evidence Based Practice (EBP) at the University of Amsterdam. This degree programme formed the prelude to setting up and conducting various nutrition-related studies. By 2014, these studies had culminated into the writing of her dissertation entitled 'The value of nutritional assessment in major abdominal surgery.'
"A healthy, well-composed diet contributes to the optimal functioning of the body"
Since September 2015, Liesbeth has been working at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences for the Research Group Innovations in Preventive Care, as well as the Dental Hygiene degree programme and the department Nutrition.
Within the research group, she wants to use her experience in dietetics to promote the added value of nutrition in promoting health and combating disease.
Fields of expertise
- Nutrition for health and disease
- Nutritional status
- Body composition