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Niels  Groeneweg

Drs. N. (Niels) Groeneweg Bhealth


In 2009 Niels Groeneweg has become a PHD candidate for 2 days per week (Thursday/Friday). His research project is entitled ‘The financial and non-financial incentives on Quality-of-care in the Dutch managed care’ (supervisor: Prof. Dr. M.W. van Tulder). The other 3 days he’s working as a project leader, researcher and policy advisor at Agis Health insurance company.

Short Biography

Niels Groeneweg studied Physiotherapy at the ‘Hogeschool van Amsterdam’ (HvA) and graduated in 1999 with honors. After several years of practice in the primary and secondary care he finished the study Health Sciences at the University Utrecht (UU) in 2007 with a thesis about expert practice in primary care and received his MSc degree. As part of this study, he developed and validated the ‘Physiotherapy Expert Practice Questionnaire©’ (PEPQ©). During this study he first worked as a physiotherapist in his own private practice in a regional hospital and later as a policy advisor at ‘Agis Health insurance company’ (Agis). After his graduation he has been working as a project leader, researcher and policy advisor at Agis. And in 2009 he started his PhD at the VU University, department Health Sciences, faculty of Earth & Life Sciences.

Fields of interest

Pay-for-performance, quality indicators, managed care, market research, consumer preferences, prevention/lifestyle, primary care, physiotherapy, electronic patient record, clinimetrics, customer research, managed competition, health care innovation, health procurement.

Education/ academic training

2010: Prince2 Practitioner (ISES International BV).

2009: Prince2 Foundation (ISES International BV).

 2007: MSc in Health Sciences (Universiteit Utrecht). Thesis entitled: ‘The development and expert validation of the PEPQ©’ (supervisor: Prof. Dr. P.J.M. Helders).

1999: BHealth in Physiotherapy (Hogeschool van Amsterdam). Dissection research project at the VU entitled: The sartorius and gracilis muscle and the functional stability of the knee. An anatomical study of the innervation, insertions, architecture and functions of humans, compared to the cat’