What is your role within the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD?
As a senior researcher, I am conducting research into cultural participation and the quality of life of people with PIMD and their loved ones. My specific focus is on sensory stimulation, such as reading and snoezelen, and the quality of family life. Alongside my work for the Academic Collaborative Centre related to people with PIMD, I am a lecturer within the Department of Special Needs Education at the University of Groningen.
What do you hope to achieve?
Fortunately, science is no longer as far removed from the ‘real world’ as it used to be, but I hope to see the gap between science and practice narrowed even further. The closer we work together with people with first-hand experience and with healthcare professionals, the greater the chance that our research results will be both relevant and usable.
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