Marlies Welbie's expertise is in the fields of practice-based research, qualitative research methods, health literacy skills and inclusive design in the area of healthcare innovations. She tackles these topics in various ways, through her roles of researcher, project leader, initiator and methodological coach.
In 2019, Marlies Welbie completed her doctoral research, which consisted of the development and evaluation of a digital tool that enables physiotherapy patients with different levels of health literacy to independently complete a health-related questionnaire . This digital tool was developed with Co-design in collaboration with ten low-literate students from regional education centres (ROCs).
- 2018 - present: Researcher at Research Group Methodology of Practice-Based Research
- 2016 - 2018:: Researcher at Research group Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology
- 2010 - 2019: PhD candidate at Research group Lifestyle and Health, supervisor: Professor Walter Devillé, University of Amsterdam
- 2007 - 2010: Researcher for the Research Group Participation, Labour and Health and the Research Group Integrated Primary Care, both at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Fields of expertise
- Practice-based research
- Qualitative research
- Health literacy skills
- A Multidisciplinary Delphi Consensus Study of Communicative Participation in Young Children With Language Disorders
- 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
- Usability of the Turkish translation of the Dutch Talking Touchscreen Questionnaire for physical therapy patients with a Turkish background Qualitative study