L.L. (Lilian) Peters

PhD Epidemiologist /senior researcher

L.L. (Lilian) Peters
l.l.peters umcg.nl


Research interests

At the following three institutions:

  1. University Medical Center Groningen, Department General Practice & Elderly Medicine, section Midwifery Science
  2. Amsterdam UMC (location VUmc), Department Midwifery Science AVAG, Public Health and Research Institute
  3. Western Sydney University, School of Nursing and Midwifery (Australia)

I conduct research in the area of the Women's Health Epidemiology. I examine the effect of (lifestyle) behavior, pregnancy and birth events on maternal and children's health. Therefore, I analyze large datasets of international population based data registries (e.g. Australian New South Wales linked data, Birthplace Study, Dutch Perinatal Data Registry), and cohort data (i.e. Lifelines Next, Lifelines ROAHD, EUCAN-Connect). By analyzing these data, I aim to develop models to optimize the use of clinical resources and optimize maternal health and birth outcomes. The accompanying results will contribute to improve maternity care, by providing future maternal care in the right amount of care at the right time in the right way to childbearing women and their (unborn) babies.

In all of my projects, I collaborate intensively with different stakeholders: (inter)national multidisciplinary researchers, healthcare professionals and (pregnant) women. Especially the involvement of women  (with low SES) in the development of interventions to ensure an optimal implementation in daily care is important in my projects.


  1. Women's experiences of planning a vaginal birth after caeserean in different models of maternity care in Australia

    Keedle, H., Peters, L. L., Schmiedt, V., Burns, E., Keedle, W. & Dahlen, H., 30-Jun-2020, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 20, 15 p., 381.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Lifelines NEXT: a prospective birth cohort adding the next generation to the three-generation Lifelines cohort study

    Warmink-Perdijk, W. D. B., Peters, L. L., Tigchelaar, E. F., Dekens, J. A. M., Jankipersadsing, S. A., Zhernakova, A., Bossers, W. J. R., Sikkema, J., de Jonge, A., Reijneveld, S. A., Verkade, H. J., Koppelman, G. H., Wijmenga, C., Kuipers, F. & Scherjon, S. A., 25-Feb-2020, In : European Journal of Epidemiology. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Evaluating the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Groningen Frailty Indicator among Lebanese elderly people

    Khamis, R., Sabbah, H., Sabbah, S., Peters, L. L., Droubi, N. & Sabbah, I., 2019, In : Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association. 94, 9 p., 28.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Measuring respect and autonomy in Dutch maternity care: Applicability of two measures

    Feijen-de Jong, E. I., van der Pijl, M., Vedam, S., Jansen, D. E. M. C. & Peters, L. L., 30-Nov-2019, In : Women and Birth. 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Chasing the ongoing consequences of the cascade of intervention during labour and birth

    Dahlen, H., Thornton, C. & Peters, L., Sep-2019, In : Women and Birth. 32, p. S34-S35 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractAcademic

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Press / Media
  1. Women's birth choices

    Lilian Peters


    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement ActivitiesPopular

  2. De e-sigaret tijdens de zwangerschap: is het gevaarlijk?

    Stella Weiland & Lilian Peters


    1 Media contribution

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  1. Lifelines Reproductive Origins of Adult Health and Diseases (ROAHD) (External organisation)

    Lilian Peters (Member), Henk Groen (Member), Annemieke Hoek (Member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committeeAcademic

  2. Lifelines NEXT Birth cohort (External organisation)

    Lilian Peters (Member)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committeeAcademic

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  1. EU COST ACTION Short Term Scientific Mission Award

    Lilian Peters (Recipient) & Hannah Dahlen (Recipient), Jun-2018


  2. SHARE Top Publication Award

    Lilian Peters (Recipient), 2012


  3. VMTI publicatie prijs

    Albert Hoeksema (Recipient), Sophie Spoorenberg (Recipient), Lilian L. Peters (Recipient), Hendrikus Meijer (Recipient), Gerry Raghoebar (Recipient), Arjan Vissink (Recipient), Klaske Wynia (Recipient) & Anita Visser (Recipient), 6-Oct-2017


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