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Anna  Seijmonsbergen

Anna Seijmonsbergen-Schermers is a midwife and a PhD student at the Department of Midwifery Science, AVAG/ EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU university medical center, Amsterdam.


Research topic

International and regional variations of obstetric interventions, with special focus on perineal trauma.


Short biography

Anna Seijmonsbergen qualified as a midwife in 2012 and finished the master Evidence Based Practice at the University of Amsterdam in 2013. She worked as a midwife in several midwifery practices and worked on publication of her two theses in leisure time. After publication of these two articles, she initiated a new study with the use of nationwide data from the Netherlands Perinatal Registry (Perined). While working on the analysis of this study, the AVAG and EMGO Institute offered her the opportunity to start with a PhD-project and since May 2016, she is working as a PhD-student on her projects.