Geraline Leusink Inaugural lecture
The Netherlands has about 142,000 people with a moderate to profound intellectual disability. It also houses 2.2 million people with a mild intellectual disability. According to Geraline Leusink, there is a lack of information on the care needs, care demand and use of care of this group.read more
Geraline Leusink Inaugural lectureThe Netherlands has about 142,000 people with a moderate to profound intellectual disability. It also houses 2.2 million people with a mild intellectual disability. According to Geraline Leusink, there is a lack of information on the care needs, care demand and use of care of this group as well as a limited understanding of their health and health problems.
Because of a lack of familiarity with the specific needs of people with intellectual disabilities, symptoms of disease are sometimes wrongly attributed to the intellectual disability. While there might be an actual physical cause for the disease symptoms. This comprises timely and adequate care. In her inaugural lecture, Geraline will discuss the research related to these findings. She will also share some surprising findings.
The last part of the lecture will be devoted to her vision of professorial posts; expertise today compared with 50 years ago, professorship 3.0 and the position of women.
Date, time and location Inaugural lecture
- Date: 11 October 2019
- Time: 15.45 hrs
- Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2
BiographyGeraline Leusink is professor of Primary and Community Care and focuses on health differences between people in the general population and people with intellectual disabilities. She is also manager of the academic collaborative Stronger on your own feet. Geraline is a doctor and former general practitioner, and gained research experience in primary care. She completed her medical training, studied epidemiology and completed a MBA.
Geraline holds several board and supervising functions en has a broad experience within health care. Since May 2015, she leads her research group and the academic collaborative with the aim to improve health and healthcare of people with intellectual disabilities. As a co-promotor, Geraline is concerned with several PhD trajectories. She also occupies attracting new partners and writing grant applications, and focuses on the progress of the academic collaborative.