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Mirjam Sombroek-van Doorm

Professor Law and Health / Director Operational Management

Name
Prof.mr.dr.drs. M.P. Sombroek-van Doorm
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
m.p.sombroek@law.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0003-4962-3834

From 1 October 2022, Mirjam Sombroek-van Doorm (1968) is Professor of Law and Health at the Institute of Private Law. The broad remit law and health reflects the ambition to strengthen the collaboration between Leiden Law School and the Faculty of Medicine/LUMC, and other faculties. Progress with this collaboration can be advanced in part due to her successful grant applications in the area of law and health. She will also hold the position of Vice-Dean for Internationalisation at Leiden Law School where she is also a member of the Faculty Board. In addition to these positions, she is a judge at the Regional Disciplinary Court for Healthcare in Amsterdam.

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Mirjam Sombroek-van Doorm teaches, among other things, in the master's programme Rechtsgeleerdheid (Law) at Leiden Law School and in the master's programme at the École de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She supervises theses in the field of health law and child law, teaches on post-graduate courses in these disciplines, supervises PhD candidates, and participates on PhD Committees. 

She is a member of the author’s team for the publication Tekst & Commentaar Gezondheidsrecht (Text and Commentary Health Law). On two occasions, she has been invited as an expert to join a standing committee of the Health Council of the Netherlands. Among other things, she is currently working on a preliminary report for the Netherlands Association for Health Law.

Mirjam Sombroek-Van Doorm studied French at Sorbonne University in Paris (1987). Subsequently, she studied law and French language and literature at Leiden University, graduating in 1993 (law) and 1996 (French language and literature).

In 2019, she was awarded a PhD on the subject: 'Medical confidentiality and the duty of care of the doctor in the legal relationship between doctor, child and parents'. In 2020, she was appointed as Associate Professor in Health Law (0.2 FTE).

Mirjam Sombroek has a special interest in combining her administrative/organisational work for Leiden Law School and Leiden University with her academic work as a lecturer and researcher.  She has always had a special interest in training PhD students and in establishing international collaborations for the Faculty. Recently, she has been particularly active in setting up collaborations between health law and child law within the Faculty, collaboration with international partners, and academic collaboration between Leiden Law School and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC). In 2022, this latter collaboration resulted in a successful application under the National Science Agenda (NWA).

Education

  • PhD: 'Medical confidentiality in cases of child abuse: The duty of care of the doctor in the legal relationship between doctor, child and parents'.
  • Law, Leiden University
  • French language and literature, Paris III and Leiden University

Principal positions

  • Professor of Law and Health at the Institute of Private Law (2022-present)
  • Vice-Dean for Internationalisation (2022-present)
  • Director of Leiden Law School and appointed to the Faculty Board (2020-2023)
  • Associate Professor in Health Law (2020-2022)
  • Director of Legal Postgraduate Training (JPAO), Office for International Education, Marketing & Communication, and Faculty Office of Leiden Law School (2019) 
  • Director of the E.M. Meijers Institute, research institute and Graduate School (2016-2019)
  • Deputy Director of the E.M. Meijers Institute, research institute and Graduate School (1999-2015)
  • Head of the Office for International Education (1994-1998)

Other positions

Successful grant applications 2021-2022

  • NWA call CURE4LIFE. Development and societal impact of stem cell-based genetic medicines (PhD position)
  • NWA-small project Regenerative Medicine in context: let’s start preparing society for the impact. Informed consent and ownership with respect to (the use of) body material in regenerative medicine (0,8 fte postdoc 2 years).
  • ZonMw. Clinical DECIsion support system voor het carDiovasculaire risico managEment in de eerstelijnsgezondheidszorg: een Verantwoordelijk- en Aansprakelijkheidsperspectief (DECIDE-VerA)
  • Stimuleringsgelden (3x o,5 fte universitair docenten 2023-2026):
    - Regeneratieve geneeskunde
    - Population Health
    - Geneesmiddelenontdekking en -ontwikkeling
  • ZonMw. Evaluatie Wet medisch-wetenschappelijk onderzoek met mensen (WMO)
  • Nu Niet Zwanger programme

Teaching and lectures

  • 2022 Health Law at the École de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in the master's programme ‘Droit Européen et international des activités économiques’.
  • 2022 Webinar Sterk Huis: Over toestemming & kinderrechten
  • 2022 Presentation for professionals 'Nu Niet Zwanger': NNZ: Juridische puntjes op de 'i'
  • 2022  Teaching in premaster Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Leiden University: Lecture beroepsethiek (professional ethics)
  • 2022 JPAO course Centre for Professional Learning Geweld in afhankelijkheidsrelaties
  • 2022 Webinar Sterk Huis: Toestemmingsbeginsel & IVRK vanuit juridisch perspectief
  • 2021 JPAO Lecture (in Dutch) on current developments in health law 
  • 2020 Lecture (in Dutch) for National Expertise Centre on Child Abuse (LECK): Medical confidentiality and child abuse: New legal grounds for exchanging information 
  • 2019 Lecture (in Dutch) for 5th annual conference on health law: The duty of care of medical practitioners
  • 2019 Lecture (in Dutch) for confidential doctors and GPs: Medical confidentiality and child abuse: From conflict of duties towards duty of care 
  • 2019 Lecture (in Dutch): A Children's rights perspective on mandatory mental health education in schools within the framework of the Gender, Inclusivity and Protecting the 21st Century Family Conference in London
  • 2019 Privatissimum: Kind in het gezondheidsrecht (The child in health law) (master's course Child Law)
  • 2019 Lecture (in Dutch) Child abuse: From conflict of duties towards duty of care
  • 2018 Privatissimum: Kind in het gezondheidsrecht (The child in health law) (master's course Child Law)
  • 2018 Practicum Jeugdrecht, Internationale Kinderontvoering (international child abduction) (master's course Child Law)
  • 2017 Juridische aspecten van kindermishandeling (Legal aspects of child abuse) (Minor)
  • 2016 Lecture (in Dutch) at 3rd national conference on domestic violence: Domestic violence and child abuse: Helping, reporting and helping to report 
  • 2015 Lecture (in Dutch): Medical confidentiality and child abuse: recent developments in disciplinary proceedings
  • 2014 Presentation (in French) Paris II: Medical Confidentiality in cases of child abuse
  • 2012 Lecture (in Dutch) Academisch Genootschap Friesland: Medical confidentiality and child abuse 
  • 2012 Lecture (in Dutch) Leiden Interdisicplinary Network Child abuse & neglect (LINC): The duty of care and the duty of confidentiality of the doctor in cases of child abuse
  • 2010 Postgraduate course on medial confidentiality in cases of child abuse
  • 2010 Lecturer on master's course on health law
  • 2009 Boerhaave course (taught in Dutch): The KNMG reporting code one year on - what's possible, what's permitted and what's obligatory (or not); the legal specifics

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Monday to Friday, 09.00-18.00.

Professor Law and Health / Director Operational Management

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  • Instituut voor Privaatrecht
  • Algemeen Privaatrecht

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Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden

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Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
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