Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Latest news Press information

Meijering, Prof. Louise

Louise Meijering
Louise Meijering

Prof. Louise Meijering studied regional geography at the University of Groningen, where she also obtained her PhD. Currently, she holds a chair in Health Geography and is leading a research programme on the wellbeing of older people in relation to mobility and place-bound identification. She is researching the mobility of older people and experiences of place and identity in cases of acquired brain damage, as well as the multiple dimensions of wellbeing in older people. Her work is interdisciplinary, at the interface of geography, gerontology, and public heath, as our environment influences people's wellbeing. Meijering is mainly focused on exploring what this relationship exactly entails, and how we can arrange our (semi-)public spaces so that they contribute to the general wellbeing of their users.

As from April 2019, Meijering has been working together with her research team on the prestigious European project Meaningful Mobility. The aim of the project is to develop and use a new approach to explain the relationship between mobility and wellbeing in elderly people. Furthermore, she is leading the Dutch part of the COORDINATES project on the living environment of elderly people with memory issues.

Previously in the news

Contact and more information

See the profile page

Publications

2021

Klaassens, M., & Meijering, L. (2021). ‘Even een rondje wezen wandelen, want dan kom ik weer mensen tegen’: Kwalitatief onderzoek naar de participatie van ouderen met geheugenproblemen. Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie, 52(1). https://doi.org/10.36613/tgg.1875-6832/2021.01.03
Bunt, S., Steverink, N., Douma, L., van der Schans, C., Hobbelen, H., & Meijering, L. (2021). Experiences of social frailty among rural community-dwelling and assisted-living older adults: A qualitative study. Ageing and Society. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X21000830
Sturge, J., Klaassens, M., Jones, A., Légaré, F., Elf, M., Weitkamp, G., & Meijering, L. (2021). Exploring assets of people with memory problems and dementia in public space: A qualitative study. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 2, [100063]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wss.2021.100063
Osborne, T., Dul, A., & Meijering, L. (2021). Exploring Older Adults' Experiences of Urban Space in the COVID-19 Lockdowns: Dutch and British Perspectives. In R. van Melik, P. Filion, & B. Doucet (Eds.), Public Space and Mobility (pp. 109-117). (Global Reflections on COVID-19 and Urban Inequalities; Vol. 3). Bristol University Press.
Douma, L., Steverink, N., & Meijering, L. (2021). Geographical life-space and subjective wellbeing in later life. Health & Place, 70, [102608]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102608
Meijering, L., Dul, A., & Osborne, T. (2021). Ouderen tijdens de eerste lockdown in Nederland en Engeland. Demos: bulletin over bevolking en samenleving, 37(4), 5-7.
Sturge, J., Meijering, L., Jones, C. A., Garvelink, M., Caron, D., Nordin, S., Elf, M., & Légaré, F. (2021). Technology to Improve Autonomy and Inform Housing Decisions for Older Adults With Memory Problems Who Live at Home in Canada, Sweden, and the Netherlands: Protocol for a Multipronged Mixed Methods Study. JMIR research protocols, 10(1), [e19244]. https://doi.org/10.2196/19244
Meij, E., Haartsen, T., & Meijering, L. (2021). The time and place of social mixing: Everyday rhythms of long-term residents and newcomers in a Dutch neighborhood. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654421997410
Briones, S., & Meijering, L. (2021). Using Everyday Technology Independently When Living with Forgetfulness: Experiences of Older Adults in Barcelona. Gerontology & geriatric medicine, 7. https://doi.org/10.1177/2333721421993754
Osborne, T., & Meijering, L. (2021). ‘We may be long in the tooth, but it makes us tough’: Exploring stillness for older adults during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Social & Cultural Geography. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2021.2000019

2020

Sturge, J., Nordin, S., Sussana Patil, D., Jones, A., Légaré, F., Elf, M., & Meijering, L. (2021). Features of the social and built environment that contribute to the well-being of people with dementia who live at home: A scoping review. Health & Place, 67, [102483]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102483
Sturge, J., Klaassens, M., Lager, D., Weitkamp, G., Vegter, D., & Meijering, L. (2021). Using the concept of activity space to understand the social health of older adults living with memory problems and dementia at home. Social Science & Medicine, 288, [113208]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113208
Meij, E., Haartsen, T., & Meijering, L. (2020). Enduring rural poverty: Stigma, class practices and social networks in a town in the Groninger Veenkoloniën. Journal of Rural Studies, 79, 226-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2020.08.031
Meij, E., Haartsen, T., & Meijering, L. (2020). ‘Everywhere they are trying to hide poverty. I hate it!’: Spatial practices of the urban poor in Calgary, Canada. Geoforum, 117, 206-215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.10.002
de Wit, L., Karnaki, P., Dalma, A., Csizmadia, P., Salter, C., de Winter, A., & Meijering, L. (2020). Health Literacy in the Everyday Lives of Older Adults in Greece, Hungary, and the Netherlands. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(7), [2411]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17072411
Meijering, L., Osborne, T., Hoorn, E., & Montagner, C. (2020). How the GDPR can contribute to improving geographical research. Geoforum, 117, 291-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.05.013
Meijering, L. (2020). Naar betekenisvolle beweging. Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie, 51(3), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.36613/tgg.1875-6832/2020.03.02

2019

Meijering, L. (2021). Towards meaningful mobility: a research agenda for movement within and between places in later life. Ageing and Society, 41(4), 711-723. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X19001296, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X19001296
Meijering, L., & Briones Barrales, S. (2019). Everyday technology and capabilities in later life: experiences of older adults living with cognitive impairment in Barcelona. Paper presented at Dutch Demography Day 2019, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Meijering, L., van Hoven, B., & Yousefzadeh, S. (2019). "I Think I'm Better at it Myself": The Capability Approach and Being Independent in Later Life. Research on Ageing and Social Policy, 7(1), 229-259. https://doi.org/10.17583/rasp.2019.3678
Kaper, M., Sixsmith, J., Meijering, L., Vervoordeldonk, J., Doyle, P., Barry, M. M., de Winter, A. F., & Reijneveld, S. A. (2019). Implementation and Long-Term Outcomes of Organisational Health Literacy Interventions in Ireland and The Netherlands: A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(23), [4812]. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16234812
Meijering, L., & Lettinga, A. T. (2019). Levens na hersenletsel in sociaal-ruimtelijk perspectief: Wat biedt het de neurorevalidatie? Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Revalidatiegeneeskunde, 2019(5), 41-43.
van Hoven, B., & Meijering, L. (2019). Mundane mobilities in later life - Exploring experiences of everyday trip-making by older adults in a Dutch urban neighbourhood. Research in Transportation Business and Management, 30, [100375]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rtbm.2019.100375

2018

Meijering, L., Theunissen, N., & Lettinga, A. T. (2019). Re-engaging with places: Understanding bio-geo-graphical disruption and flow in adult brain injury survivors. Social Science and Medicine, 231, 22-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.005
Meijering, L. (2018). Caroline Lodge, Eileen Carnell and Marianne Coleman, The New Age of Ageing: How Society Needs to Change, Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 2016, ISBN 13: 978 1 4473 2683 0. Ageing & Society, 38(5), 1085-1086. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X18000107
Meijering, L. (2018). Migration and the search for home. Mapping domestic space in migrants' everyday lives. Housing Studies, 33(6), 989-991. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2018.1482636
van den Bemt, V., Doornbos, J., Meijering, L., Plegt, M., & Theunissen, N. (2018). Teaching ethics when working with geocoded data: a novel experiential learning approach. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 42(2), 293-310. https://doi.org/10.1080/03098265.2018.1436534

2017

Kaper, M. S., Sixsmith, J., Koot, J. A. R., Meijering, L. B., van Twillert, S., Giammarchi, C., Bevilacqua, R., Barry, M. M., Doyle, P., Reijneveld, S. A., & de Winter, A. F. (2018). Developing and pilot testing a comprehensive health literacy communication training for health professionals in three European countries. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(1), 152-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2017.07.017
Nanninga, C. S., Meijering, L., Postema, K., Schonherr, M. C., & Lettinga, A. T. (2018). Unpacking community mobility: a preliminary study into the embodied experiences of stroke survivors. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(17), 2015-2024. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1323031
Meijering, L. (Producer). (2017). A video on participatory research, InSight: With examples from participatory research projects carried out at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen. Digital or Visual Products
de Wit, L., Fenenga, C., Giammarchi, C., di Furia, L., Hutter, I., de Winter, A., & Meijering, L. (2017). Community-based initiatives improving critical health literacy: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative evidence. BMC Public Health, 18(1), [40]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4570-7
Meijering, L., & Weitkamp, G. (2017). Connecting the dots: piloting a mixed-methods approach to explore mobility practices of stroke survivors. Abstract from RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2017 (Royal Geographical Society), London, United Kingdom.
Hemsteede, M. (Producer), & Meijering, L. (Producer). (2017). InSight. Een video over participatief onderzoek: Voorbeelden van participatieve onderzoeksprojecten van onderzoekers aan de Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Digital or Visual Products
Meijering, L., Lettinga, A. T., Nanninga, C. S., & Milligan, C. (2017). Interpreting therapeutic landscape experiences through rural stroke survivors' biographies of disruption and flow. Journal of Rural Studies, 51, 275-283. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.06.004
Douma, L., Bouwman, R., Hutter, I., & Meijering, L. (2017). Lokale burgerparticipatie van 65-plussers in de steigers: Een participatief project. Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie, 48(1), 4-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12439-016-0203-3
van den Bemt, V., Doornbos, J., Meijering, L., Plegt, M., & Theunissen, N. (2017). Vertrouwelijke informatie op straat: Ethische lessen door werken met GPS-tracking in het universitaire geografieonderwijs. Geografie, 26(2), 16-18.

2016

van Hoven, B., Meijering, L., & Huigen, P. P. P. (2016). Escaping times and places: An artist community in Germany. In Senses of Place: Senses of Time (pp. 155-164). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315243467-25
Meijering, L., Nanninga, C. S., & Lettinga, A. T. (2016). Home-making after stroke. A qualitative study among Dutch stroke survivors. Health & Place, 37(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.11.006
Huigen, P. P. P., & Meijering, L. (2016). Making places: A story of De Venen. In Senses of Place: Senses of Time (pp. 19-30). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315243467-12
Meijering, L., & Weitkamp, G. (2016). Numbers and narratives: Developing a mixed-methods approach to understand mobility in later life. Social Science & Medicine, 168, 200-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.06.007
Meijering, L., Douma, L., Hutter, I., Oude Vrielink, W., & Steverink, B. (2016). Welbevinden: wat vinden ouderen er zelf van? Demos, 32(5).

2015

Douma, L., Steverink, N., Hutter, I., & Meijering, L. (2017). Exploring Subjective Well-being in Older Age by Using Participant-generated Word Clouds. Gerontologist, 57(2), 229-239. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnv119
Fenenga, C., de Wit, L., ter Veen, S., Hutter, I., & Meijering, L. (2015). Changing the Healthcare landscape in Groningen, the Netherlands: A participatory study. European Journal of Public Health, 25(suppl. 3), 421. [ckv176.129]. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv176.129
Klaassens, M., & Meijering, L. (2015). Experiences of home and institution in a secured nursing home ward in the Netherlands: A participatory intervention study. Journal of Aging Studies, 34(3), 92-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2015.05.002
Visser, S. S., Bailey, A., & Meijering, L. (2015). Food, faith and community: social well-being of Ghanaian migrants in the Netherlands. Gender place and culture, 22(5), 608-625. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2014.885891
Herbers, D. J., & Meijering, L. (2015). Interpersonal Relationships and Subjective Well-being among Older Adults in Sheltered Housing. Research on Ageing and Social Policy, 3(1), 14-44. https://doi.org/10.17583/rasp.2015.1416
Weitkamp, G., & Meijering, L. (2015). Mobility and social connectedness of older adults in the Netherlands: exploring the use of mixed methods. Abstract from Medical Geography Symposium, Vancouver, Canada.
Nanninga, C. S., Meijering, L., Schonherr, M. C., Postema, K., & Lettinga, A. T. (2015). Place attachment in stroke rehabilitation: A transdisciplinary encounter between cultural geography, environmental psychology and rehabilitation medicine. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(13), 1125-1134. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2014.955136
Meijering, L., Douma, L., Steverink, B., & Hutter, I. (2015). Subjectief welbevinden van ouderen onderzocht met behulp van woordwebben. Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie, 46(4), 228. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12439-015-0146-0

2014

Meijering, L., Nanninga, C., & Lettinga, A. T. (2014). Home after stroke: A qualitative study of Dutch older stroke survivors making themselves at home again. Abstract from Demografiedag, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Meijering, L., Klaassens, M., Nanninga, C., & Lettinga, A. T. (2014). Home after stroke: A qualitative study of Dutch older stroke survivors making themselves at home again. Abstract from International Conference on Cultural Gerontology, Galway, Ireland.

2013

Douma, L., & Meijering, L. (2013). Aal goud? Agora, 29(3), 27-29.
van Hoven, B., & Meijering, L. (2013). Experiences of mobility and well-being in old age. Paper presented at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013, London, United Kingdom.
Meijering, L. (2013). Ouder worden in De Bouwen. Geografie, 6 - 6.
The IROHLA consortium (2013). Understanding Health Literacy and the Development of an Intervention Model. Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen.
Lager, D., & Meijering, L. (2013). Woongemeenschap voor Caribische ouderen. Agora, 29(3), 20 - 22.

2012

Meijering, L., & Lager, D. (2014). Home-making of older Antillean migrants in the Netherlands. Ageing & Society, 34(5), 859-875. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X12001377
Meijering, L. (2012). Ageing in urban neighbourhoods (book review). European Spatial Research and Policy, 19(1), 161-163.
Klaassens, M., Meijering, L., & Hutter, I. (2012). De participatieve benadering in de ouderenzorg: Zorg Zonder Regels in De Hoven. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen.
Van Hoven, B., Brouwer, A., Meijering, L., & McCann, P. (2012). Demographic change, ageing and societal challenges in europe. European Spatial Research and Policy, 19(1), 5-8. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10105-012-0001-z
Douma, L. E., & Meijering, L. (2012). Geografie van de beroerte. Geografie, 21(1), 30 - 31.
Meijering, L. (2012). “I am looking forward to leaving here”: Stroke patients’ place attachment to the rehabilitation clinic. Abstract from Demografiedag, Utrecht, Netherlands.
Meijering, L. (2012). “I prefer to stay in bed all day”: Everyday geographies of stroke patients. Abstract from ENRGHI Conference, London, United Kingdom.
Meijering, L. (2012). Ideals and Practices of European Ecovillages. In M. Andreas, & F. Wagner (Eds.), Realizing Utopia: Ecovillage Endeavors and Academic Approaches Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.
Meijering, L., & van Hoven, B. (2012). Imagining difference: the experiences of ‘transnational’ Indian IT professionals in Germany. In A. K. Sahoo (Ed.), Indian Transnationalism Rawat Publications.
van Hoven, B., Brouwer, A. E., & Meijering, L. (2012). Introduction: ageing and well-being - where and how do older adults live? European Spatial Research & Policy, 19(1).
van Hoven, B., Brouwer, A. E., & Meijering, L. (2012). Introduction: geographies of ageing and well-being. European Spatial Research and Policy, 19(1), 9 - 15. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10105-012-0002-y
Lager, D., van Hoven, B., & Meijering, L. (2012). Places that matter: Place attachment and wellbeing of older Antillean migrants in the Netherlands. European Spatial Research and Policy, 19(1), 81 - 94. https://doi.org/10.2478/v10105-012-0007-6

2011

Meijering, L. (2011). Goloka Dhama: a translocal Hare Krishna community. In C. Hedberg, & R. M. do Carmo (Eds.), Translocal ruralism. Mobility and connectivity in European rural space (pp. 185 - 201). Springer.
van Hoven, B., & Meijering, L. (2011, Nov 9). I don't want to depend on other people. Older people and their perception of declining capabilities and queality of life.
van Hoven, B., & Meijering, L. (2011). On the ground. Thinking about people, elements and relations involved in the production of knowledge. In V. J. I. del Casino, M. E. Thomas, P. Cloke, & R. Panelli (Eds.), A companion to social gegraphy (pp. 161 - 180). Blackwell Publishing.

2007

Meijering, L. (2007). Agrarisch natuur- en landschapsbeheer en economische ontwikkelingen in de Noordelijke Friese Wouden. RUG - Faculty of Spatial Sciences.
Meijering, L., van Hoven, B., & Huigen, P. (2007). Constructing ruralities: The case of the Hobbitstee, Netherlands. Journal of Rural Studies, 23(3), 357-366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2007.01.002
Meijering, L. (2007). De sociale pop-pilots: verder met integrale planvorming en -uitvoering. Provincie Drenthe.
Meijering, L., Huigen, P. P. P., & van Hoven, B. (2007). Intentional communities in rural space. In G. J. Ashworth, P. D. Groote, & T. Haartsen (Eds.), Public Places, Public Pasts? (pp. 27 - 38). (NGS; No. 348). KNAG/ Faculteit der Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen.
Meijering, L., Huigen, P., & Van Hoven, B. (2007). Intentional communities in rural spaces. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 98(1), 42-52.

2006

Meijering, L., Huigen, P., & Van Hoven, B. (2006). Intentional communities in rural space. In G. Ashworth, T. Haartsen, & P. Groote (Eds.), Public Places, Public Pasts (pp. 27-38). (Nederlandse Geografische Studies; No. 348). Royal Dutch Geographical Society.
Meijering, L. (2006). Making a place of their own: Rural intentional communities in Northwest Europe. [s.n.].

2005

van Hoven, B., & Meijering, L. (2005). Escaping times and places: an artist community in Germany. In G. J. Ashworth, & B. Graham (Eds.), Senses of Place, Senses of Time (pp. 155-164). Ashgate Publishing.
van Hoven, B., & Meijering, L. (2005). Leefgemeenschappen: publiek en privaat. Rooilijn, 3, 128 - 134.
Huigen, P., & Meijering, L. (2005). Making places: a story of De Venen. In G. J. Ashworth, & B. Graham (Eds.), Senses of Place: Senses of Time (pp. 19-30). Ashgate Publishing.
van Hoven, B., & Meijering, L. (2005). Transient masculinities: Indian IT-professionals in Germany. In B. van Hoven, & K. Hoerschelmann (Eds.), Spaces of Masculinities (pp. 75-85). Routledge.

2003

Huigen, P., & Meijering, L. (2003). De route van de Venen. Alterra.
Meijering, L., & van Hoven, B. (2003). Imagining difference: The experiences of 'transnational' Indian IT-professionals in Germany. Area, 35(2), 174-182. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-4762.00253
Last modified:17 November 2021 08.32 a.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands