Prof. dr Mia Duijnstee (1952) is a professor in Family care within the Care for the Chronically Ill Research Group at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, where she also chairs the Research Centre for Innovation in Health Care. Furthermore she has been appointed as a professor of Health Care Science at the Faculty of Medicine of Utrecht University. She is actively involved with the Dutch National Platform for Applied Research, a platform she chaired in the period 2007 to 2011.
Prof. dr. Duijnstee has more than forty years of experience in various facets of Health Care; providing nursing care, working in policy and doing qualitative academic research. Out of her special interest in Family Care and Innovation, she has been involved in advocacy for Family Care for the past twenty years, resulting also in a wide range of publications on the burden on family members. As a chairperson of the Research Centre for Innovation in Health Care she is closely involved with the integration of education and research.
- 2007 to date Chairperson of the Research Centre for Innovation in Health Care at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht;
- 2007 - 2011 Chairperson of the (Dutch) National Forum for Applied Research;
- 2005 - 2007 Director of Education in General Health Science;
- 2003 to date Professor of Health Care Science at the Faculty of Medicine of Utrecht University;
- 2002 to date Professor in Family Care within the Chronically Ill Research Group of HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht;
- 2001 - 2010 Director of the Academy of Health Sciences Utrecht, a collaboration between Utrecht University Medical Centre, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and Utrecht University;
- 1993-2003 Professor in ‘Innovations in the field of home nursing’ at Utrecht University Medical Centre (UUMC), with a special focus on Family Care;
- 1991 Ph.D. on the burden of family members of people suffering from dementia Nijmegen University;
- 1984 - 2001 Dutch National Umbrella Organisation for Home Care (Nationale Kruisvereniging) and the Dutch Institute for Care and Welfare (Nederlands Instituut voor Zorg en Welzijn);
- 1984 Organisational Psychology, Leiden University;
- 1974 General nursing training, Social Health Care Nursing.