Philip van der Wees has been appointed Professor of Allied Health Sciences at the Radboud university medical center with effect from 1 June 2018.The focus of the Chair is value-driven allied health care in interdisciplinary networks. Allied health professionals, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and dietitians, make an important contribution to promoting recovery and coping l with a disease or health condition in daily life. The research and education within the new Chair focuses on quality improvement and implementation of allied health care in interdisciplinary networks; and secondly to unravel mechanisms of effectiveness and to evaluate new technologies and treatment strategies for allied health care.
Philip van der Wees (Benthuizen, 1966) studied Physical Therapy at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and obtained his Master of Science in Human Movement Sciences at the VU Amsterdam in 1994. In 2009 he obtained his PhD at Maastricht University on research into the development and implementation of guidelines in physiotherapy.
Philip is member of the theme Healthcare improvement science and has worked as senior researcher at the Radboud Institute of Health Sciences, department IQ healthcare, of Radboud university medical center since 2013. Since 2017 he has worked as adjunct professor at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
The Chair of Allied Health Sciences is a collaboration between the departments IQ healthcare, Rehabilitation and Orthopedics (Radboud university medical center) and the HAN University of Applied Sciences.