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Liesbeth van Vliet

Assistant professor

Name
Dr. L.M. van Vliet
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
l.m.van.vliet@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Liesbeth works as of 2019 as Dutch Cancer Society Young Investigator/Assistant Professor, at the Department of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology. She also holds a (Visiting) Research Fellow appointment at the OLVG Hospital Amsterdam and a Visiting Appointment at Nivel (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research). In addition, she serves as a Board Member of the Dutch Organization for Psychosocial Oncology (NVPO). and as a European Association in Healthcare Communication (EACH) Deputy National Representative. She was a NIAS-KNAW 2019/2020 Fellow.

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Background

Liesbeth works as of 2019 as Dutch Cancer Society Young Investigator/Assistant Professor, at the Department of Health, Medical and Neuropsychology. She also holds a (Visiting) Research Fellow appointment at the OLVG Hospital Amsterdam and a Visiting Appointment at Nivel (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research). In addition, she serves as a Board Member of the Dutch Organization for Psychosocial Oncology (NVPO) and as a European Association in Healthcare Communication (EACH) Deputy National Representative. She was a NIAS-KNAW 2019/2020 Fellow. 

Before joining the Department, Liesbeth worked as a Researcher/Research Fellow at Nivel (2008-2012 & 2015-2018); UMC Utrecht, Dept of Genetics (2016); and King’s College London, Dept of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation (Cicely Saunders Institute, 2013-2015) & Dept of Health Psychology (2012). She holds a BSc in Clinical and Health Psychology (with Honours) and MSc in Clinical Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2003-2008).

Research

Liesbeth studies how communication can heal and harm when patients are confronted with a serious, life-threatening illness. To do so, she combines insights from communication & palliative care & placebo-and nocebo-effect research. She is interested in the evidence-base of various communication elements; ranging from information-provision to clinician-expressed empathy. Most of her research focusses on oncology, but she also has experience in the domains of neurology and pediatric palliative care. She is experienced in a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies; from experimental video-vignette designs, observational studies, to clinical RCTs.

Teaching activities

  • Health Psychology in Practice
  • Cross-cultural Psychology of Health and Illness
  • (Research) Master thesis supervision
  • Bachelor thesis supervision
  • Research internship supervision
  • Health and Medical Psychology

Research Grants (selection)

  • Dutch Cancer Society. Title: Make open Communication about evidence-based Complementary Medicine part of routine oncology practice; the participatory development of supporting tool COMMON (Co-applicant) 2020-2023
  • Leids University Fund (LUF). Title:  How words can hurt: Unraveling the nocebo-effects of communication in advanced cancer care  (Personal Grant) 2020-2021
  • Dutch L’OrealUNESCO For Women in Science Award. Title: Nocebo-effects of information-provision and communication in serious illness (Personal grant), 2019
  • Young Investigator Grant Dutch Cancer Society. Title: Decreasing the burden of knowledge by improving communication with seriously ill breast cancer patients (Personal Grant), 20182022
  • Scientific Society OLVG. Title: Examining the effects of enhanced providerpatient communication on post-operative pain; an RCT performed in daily clinical care. (Principal Investigator), 2017-2019
  • Foundation for the Science of the Therapeutic Encounter (FSTE). Title: Examining the effects of enhanced provider-patient communication on post-operative pain; an RCT performed in daily clinical care (Personal grant), 2017-2019
  • ZonMw Palliantie. Title: A basic understanding. Towards appropriate information provision for and decisionmaking with patients with limited health literacy in hospital-based palliative care (Co-applicant), 2018-2022
  • Dutch Care Institute. Title: Shared Decision making with noncurative colorectal- and lung-cancer patients (Principal Investigator), 2016

Awards (selection)

  • VIVA-400 awardee (listed as 1 of 92 successful and inspiring women in healthcare) (2020)
  • Leids University Funds Personal Grant (2019)
  • Dutch L’OrealUNESCO For Women in Science Award (2019)            
  • Young Investigator Grant Dutch Cancer Society (20182022)
  • Personal Fellowship Foundation for the Science of the Therapeutic Encounter (20172019)
  • CaRe Award best PhD 2013                                                                                
  • Best poster prize SIOP Conference (International Society of Paediatric Oncology) 2008
  • Erasmus Honours Bachelor Programme 2005  

Education

  • Good Clinical Practice (2018)
  • EURO IMPACT training (European Intersectorial and MultidisciplinaryPalliative Care Research Training) (2013-2014)     
  • PhD training Research school Psychology & Health, Utrecht University / Nivel (20082011)

Teaching (selection)

  • Teacher Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) (2016-current)
  • Teacher Minor Medical Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2016)   
  • Teacher/Tutor/Examiner MSc in Palliative Care, King’s College London (20142015)     
  • Examiner Communication skills Medical OSCE (Medicine), King’s College London (2014)
  • Scientific Teacher Psychology BSc, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2007-2008)    

Memberships

  • ASCO (America Society of Clinical Oncology)
  • SIPS (Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies)
  • NVPO (Dutch Organization for Psychosocial Oncology)
  • PPI (Patient Provider Interaction network, Netherlands/Flanders)
  • ARPH (Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health)
  • NIAS-KNAW Fellows Association

Relevant links

Persoonlijke website >
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Assistant professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Gezondheids, Medische- Neuropsychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

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