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Franka  Meiland

Dr. Franka Meiland is a health psychologist, and works as a senior researcher and lecturer in the department of Psychiatry and the department of Nursing Home Medicine of the VU University medical center, and as senior coordinator Knowledge transfer at the Amsterdam Center on Aging (VUmc-VU). This center aims to promote multidisciplinaire elderly research and to disseminate knowledge from research to the community by means of e.g. an informative website and by developing and disseminating courses and brochures.
She worked as a post-doc in the project Implementation of the Model of Meeting
Centres (see also www.ontmoetingscentradementie.nl) and in the Health care pilot of the project Freeband User eXperience (FrUX-project) and the European COGKNOW project. She currently works on the COMPAS study (casemanagement in dementia care), the DEM-DISC project, transition of psychogeriatric day care in nursing homes to low-threshold psychogeriatric day care in community centers and the European ROSETTA project. She supervises and advises in the projects CAVIA, Dementelcoach, and the imagination method. 
She is an active member of the European INTERDEM group on early detection and timely intervention in dementia, and of the IPA.


PhD Thesis
Franka received her PhD in 2002 at the AMC/ University of Amsterdam. The subject of her thesis was 'The consequences of waiting lists for nursing home placement on persons with dementia and their caregivers'. 

Hobby's
Tennis, bicycling, reading.