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Karen Schipper is part-time senior researcher at the department of Medical Humanities of the VUmc. 

She studied psychology at the University of Groningen and got her degree in august 2000. She obtained her registration as health care psychologist (gz-psycholoog) in 2005.

She finished her PhD on the surplus value of incorporating the perspectives of patients in health care, policy and research in 2012. 

Her projects and education for medical students are now mainly focussed on patient participation and describing the perspectives of patients.

Karen also works as health care psychologist in the care for people with an intellectual disability or Acquired Brain Injury