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Dr. Maartje Niezen

Senior Researcher
Maartje Niezen is senior researcher.


Maartje’s research interests lie at the crossroads of healthcare governance, Science & Technology Studies and ethics. She has specialized in the digitalisation of healthcare. By providing insight in the social and ethical aspects of our digital health, her study aims to contribute to the debate and dialogue of healthcare governance in a digital society.

Education and career

Before the Rathenau Instituut, Maartje worked at Tilburg University as an assistant professor and researcher on the topics: accountability and responsible data stewardship in cloud-computing, social and ethical aspects of ICT in the healthcare domain, task reallocation, and lifestyle e-coaching.As a researcher at the institute for Health Policy and Management (iBMG) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam she performed studies on healthcare governance for the The National Health Care Institute, the Health Care Inspectorate and the Royal Dutch Pharmacists Association.

Niezen attained her PhD at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2012 for a study on the Dutch decision-making infrastructure and the construction of legitimacy for prioritization decisions in the governance of appropriate health technology use and reimbursement. She studied Culture and Arts at Maastricht University and majored in ‘Technological Culture’ emphasizing the interaction between technology and society.