In 2007 I defended my PhD-thesis (Nijmegen) - Who cares? An ethical study of the moral attitude of professionals in palliative care practice. From 2008 - 2009, I worked as a policy advisor at the Centre for Ethics and Health (The Hague). I was involved as a postdoc research fellow in a joint program (Tilburg University\/St Elisabeth Hospital) on professional loving care in Tilburg from 2009 - 2014. In September 2013, I was appointed assistant professor Medical ethics at the Radboudumc.