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Maud ten Koppel (1990) started working at the EMGO institute within the Department of Public and Occupational Health in january 2015. She is working as a junior researcher on the ‘PACE’ project: comparing the effectiveness of palliative care for older people in long-term care facilities in Europe. The aim of this project is to eventually develop tools to assist practitioners and policy- and decision-makers to make evidence-based decisions regarding best palliative care practices in long-term care facilities in Europe.


Before working at the EMGO institute, Maud studied medicine at the Raboud University Nijmegen, in 2011 she received her bachelor’s degree. Subsequently she studied the master’s programme Health Education and Promotion at Maastricht University, where she received her Master’s degree in 2013. At the psychology department of the Open University in Heerlen she completed her master thesis: ‘HIV stigma in healthcare: a survey among care providers’. After graduating Maud worked as a research assistant at the department of health psychology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Furthermore she worked as a researcher at the department of health psychology at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam.