dr. C.M.C. Kwakkenbos (Linda)
Docent - Klinische psychologie
Dr. Linda Kwakkenbos is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Behavioural Science Institute of Radboud University. She teaches in a number of courses in the Psychology Bachelor and Master programs, including research, communication and diagnostic skills trainings. Dr. Kwakkenbos’ research focuses on the development and testing of patient-reported outcome measures, novel research methodologies, and the development of interventions that help contribute to better disease management in chronic diseases, focusing on rare diseases. She also co-leads, with Dr. Thombs from McGill University (Montreal, Canada), the development of an extension to the CONSORT reporting guideline for RCTs using cohorts and routinely collected health data.
Dr. Linda Kwakkenbos obtained her PhD in Social Science at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands in 2013. After completion of her PhD work, she started working with Dr. Brett Thombs at McGill University as a post-doctoral fellow to continue to pursue her research related to psychosocial and quality of life issues among scleroderma patients. Dr. Kwakkenbos is the Co-Director of the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN), an international team devoted to developing and testing online tools to support well-being among people with scleroderma (spinsclero.com). Dr. Kwakkenbos received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé Québec (2013-2015) and was awarded the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2015-2017), and recently (2018) received a grant from the World Scleroderma Foundation to develop patient decision aids for people with scleroderma.