Meike van Scherpenseel

Meike van Scherpenseel

PhD candidate

Meike van Scherpenseel has been working as a researcher within the Research Group Innovation of Movement Care since February 2020. She works on several projects which focus on the health and social care domain. Since September 2021 she is doing her PhD on the FRIEND project.

After completing her bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU) in 2016, she worked as a physical therapist for a year and a half in a primary care setting. In 2019 she graduated from the University Utrecht and completed her master’s degree in Clinical Health Sciences.

‘Implementation’ is the central theme in the FRIEND project. In research, education and health care settings, we notice increasing focus on this topic. With this project, Meike aims to fill the gap between research and practice, in order to optimize fall prevention in community-dwelling elderly.


  • Physiotherapy
  • Implementation
  • Scientific research



  • older people strolling together
    • Research group: Innovation of Movement Care
    • 1 September 2021 - 31 December 2023
    Active ageing (fit and safe in old age)
  • Oudere mensen lopen
    • Research groups: Co-design, Innovation in Healthcare Processes in Pharmacology, Innovation of Movement Care, Living and Wellbeing, Marketing & Customer Experience, Proactive care for older people living at home
    • 1 January 2020 - 31 December 2023
    FRIEND Fall Prevention Implementation Study

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Meike van Scherpenseel

Meike van Scherpenseel

  • PhD candidate
  • Research group: Innovation of Movement Care