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prof. dr. M.A. Verkerk

Full professor Ethics of care

Personalia

Surname                     Verkerk

Christian name            Margrita Antoinette (Marian)

Work address              University Medical Centre Groningen

                                       Postbus 30.001

                                       9700 RB Groningen                   

Telephone                   0031 (0) 50 3617324

Email                           m.a.verkerk@umcg.nl

Nationality                  Dutch

Date of Birth              March 29, 1957

Education

  • 1969- 1975                 Atheneum, Christelijk Lyceum, Alkmaar, The Netherlands
  • 1975- 1980                 Philosophy, University of Utrecht and University of Amsterdam   
  • 1986-1987                  Master of Science teaching Social Studies, University of Amsterdam

 

Degrees

  • 1980                           MA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
  • 1985                           PhD Philosophy, University of Utrecht
  • 1987                           MsC, teaching Social Studies, University of Amsterdam

 

Present Academic Functions

2001 – present                       Full Professor Ethics of Care at the University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands

Previous Academic Functions

  • 1980-1985:                 Assistant Professor Ethics at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • 1985-1988:                 Lecturer Social Studies, Jan Arentz College, Alkmaar, the Netherlands
  • 1988- 2000:                Associate Professor Ethics, Department of Philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • 1995-2001                  Professor in Ethics of Care, (Socrates chair), University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • 2000 - 2001                Associate Professor Medical Ethics, University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2001 - 2012                Director of the Expertisecentre Ethics of Care at the University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands
  • 2001 – 2012                Head of the division Medical Ethics, Medical Law and Humanities at the Department of Health       Sciences, University Medical Centre Groningen, the Netherlands

 

Teaching experience

  • 1980 – 1985                Lectures and seminars in the BA and MA Philosophy programs, Department of Philosophy, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands: History of Ethics, Metaethics and Normative Ethics
  • 1985-1988                  Social Studies at the Jan Arentz College
  • 1988 – 2000                Lectures and seminars in the BA and MA Philosophy programs , Department of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Metaethics, History of Ethics, Normative Ethics, Applied Ethics
  • 1995 – 2001               Lectures and seminars in the BA and MA programs Religious Studies, University of Groningen, the Netherlands: Humanistic studies, Ethics of care, Bioethics
  • 2001 –present             Lectures and seminars in the BA and MA programs Medical School, University of Groningen, the Netherlands: Medical ethics, Ethics of Care, Philosophy of Medicine
  • 1988 – present            Seminars in the PhD program of The Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy: Ethics of care, Health care ethics
  • 2001 – present            Lectures and presentations on different subjects related to care and ethics for a broader audience in the Netherlands
  • 1988 – present            Guest lectures at Dutch Universities, as well as in London, Oxford and Leuven and at Michigan State University

 

Editorial Boards and Related Activities

  • 1988 –present              Regular reviews of research proposals for the Netherlands’ National Research Council (NWO), the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), and the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (VFO)
  • 1988 –present             Regular peer reviews for various national and international journals such as Journal of Medical Ethics, Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde en Ethiek, Social Science and Medicine, Health Care, Medicine and Philosopy

 

(Inter)national Research Grants and Contract Research

  • 2000 – 2004               The distribution of responsibilities in chronic care, Grant of The Netherlands' National Research Council (NWO) (150.000 euro)
  • 2000 – 2002               Issues on Moral Responsibility, Grant of Heineken (80.000 euro)
  • 2000 – 2003               Project Clinical Ethics and Genetics, collaboration with University of Maastricht, Oxford University and University of Groningen, Grant for Internationalisation in Humanities (NWO) (30.000 euro)
  • 2004 – 2008               Project Naturalized Bioethics, collaboration with Michigan State University and Arizona State University, and University of Groningen, Grant for Internationalisation in Humanities (NWO) (30.000 euro)
  • 2006 – 2008               Ethics, Professionalism and Health Care Organisations, Grant of the Ministry of Health, the Netherlands ( 80.000 euro)
  • 2008 – 2009               Ethics, Technology and Pregnant Bodies, Grant of the University of Groningen for Extra Emancipation/Women's Studies Activities (25.000 euro)
  • 2009 – 2011               On Good Patienthood, Grant of ZonMW, the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, 300.000,-
  • 2009-2012                  Projects on Reflective Professionalism, Grant for Development of Educational Programm Medical Schools, 250.000,-
  • 2014-2017                  International Network Grant, NWO, 75.000,-

Other indications of Academic Reputation

  • 1995 – 1998                  Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the PhD project   on ethics of care and autonomy, Free University of Amsterdam.
  • 1997 – 2000                  Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Project  'Enhancing care for the disabled, Department of Pedagogy and Learning, University of Groningen.
  • 1996 – 1998                 Member of the scientific advisory board of the research project (NWO) Autonomy in nursing homes,
  • 1997 – 2000                 Member of the scientific advisory board of the research project ( Biomed) Ethical aspects on deinstitutionalisation in mental health care, Trimbos Institute, Utrecht.
  • 1995 – 2006                Coordinator research group on Ethics of care, the Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy
  • 2000 – 2005               President of the Dutch Association of Bioethics (NVBE).
  • 2001 – 2004               Chair of the Advisory board Research project on Physician-assisted suicide and the role of nurses, Ministry of Health of the Netherlands
  • 2003 – 2005                Member of the Accreditation Committee Medical Education of all Dutch Medical Schools (VSNU).
  • 2003 –  2016          Member of the Health Council of the Netherlands (GR)
  • 2008 – 2012               Member of the Program committee on Ethics and health care of the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)
  • 2012 – 2014               Visiting Professor at PEALS, University Newcastle
  • 2012- 2014             Member of the European Advisory Board, BTCure (http://btcure.eu/)
  • 2012 – 2014          Member of the European Advisory Board,  EU-AIMS (European Autism Interventions – A Multicentre Study for Developing New Medications)
  • 2013- 2014                 Member of the Accreditation Committee Philosophy of all Flemisch Universities
  • 2014 - 2015                Member of the VENI committee Humanities, NWO.
  • 2015-2016                  Member of the Accrediation Committee Midwifery Academic Bachelor, QANU
  • 2019-2020                 Member of the VENI committee Humanities, NWO.

 

Additional activities

  • 1986 – 1990               Member of the IRB of the Medical Centre Alkmaar
  • 1988 – 1993               Member of the IRB Nursing Homes Heerhugowaard
  • 1997 – 1999               President of the Humanistic Movement of the Netherlands
  • 1999 – 2010               Member of the Regional euthanasia review committee Zuid-Holland and Zeeland, the Netherlands
  • 2000 – 2018           Member of the IRB of the University Medical Centre Groningen
  • 1999 – 2004               Member of the Steering Committee Palliative Care of the North Netherlands (COPZ NN), Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • 2001 – 2010               Member of the Supervisory Board of Talant, Heerenveen, the Netherlands
  • 2002 – 2005               Member of the Advisory Board on ethics of the Council for Public Health and Health Care
  • 2004 – 2011               Member of the Expert group of the Centre for Health Impact Assessment of Disasters (CGOR), the Netherlands
  • 2004 – 2016            Chair of the Committee on Palliative Sedation of the Royal Medical Association (KNMG)
  • 2011- 2012                 Member of the Supervisory Board of Trajectum, Zwolle, The Netherlands
  • 2013 - 2014                Member of the Advisory Board of the VKGN Guideline on Pre- and Post Test Counseling  Array Diagnostics, The Netherlands
  • 2014 – present            Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of Zorgpartners Friesland, The Netherlands (Noorderbreedte, MCL and Tjongerschans)
  • 2016- present              Member of the review committee Late Abortions and Physician-Assisted Suicide of Newborns (https://www.lzalp.nl/de-beoordelingscommissie)
  • 2017- present              Member of the Advisory Board of the Stichting Levenseindekliniek
  • 2017-present               Program leader Patient Engagement at the UMCG
  • 2018- 01-2019            Member of the Supervisory Board CCE, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • 2019 - present             Member of the Supervisory Board Frion, Zwolle, the Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

Last modified:30 November 2019 4.36 p.m.

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9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

Internal Medicine

Job title:
Full Professor Ethics of Care
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BRUG, 4e etage, 4.092
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