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Henriette van der  Roest

Dr. Henriëtte van der Roest is a researcher at the Department of Elderly Care Medicine, EMGO+ Institute, VU University medical center in Amsterdam.

Research topics 
Currently I am involved in the SHELTER project. An European study that aims to validate a comprehensive assessment tool, the Minimum Data Set (MDS) for long term care residents (InterRAI-LTCF) as a methodology to assess the provision of care in long term care facilities in Europe. The study will ultimately lead to the creation of the first, cross-national European database of long term care residents (Shelter database) containing information previously not available on residents typology and outcomes, quality measures and services characteristics. Other topics I am interested in are dementia care, assistive technology for dementia.

Short biography
I studied Social Psychology at VU University Amsterdam (1995-2001). In 2005 I started my PhD study at the Department of Psychiatry, VU University medical center/GGZ Buitenamstel. From October 2008 to February 2009 I worked as a researcher at the Department of Mental Health of the University College London. Since March 2009 I am assigned as a researcher at the Department of Elderly Care Medicine, VU University medical center Amsterdam.

PhD thesis
Care needs in dementia and digital interactive information provisioning. 2009. VU University Amsterdam.

Hobbies
In my spare time I like to play volleyball.