Ineke Klinge

Dr. Ineke Klinge Name Klinge
Initials and firstname G.T.
Titles Dr.
Position(s) Associate Professor
Visiting address Universiteitsingel 40, Maastricht
Phone +31 (0)43 38 81872
Fax +31 (0)43 3670932
biology, biomedical sciences, health sciences, genderstudies
Research programme: Gender studies health and health care – Dept. of Health, Ethics and Society (HES), Maastricht University

Ineke Klinge is a biologist by training and specialized in immunology. She received a KWF fellowship to conduct research at the Dutch Cancer Institute. Her second specialization is in Gender Studies in Science. As lecturer at University Utrecht (1988-1997) she developed and coordinated an interdisciplinary research programme Health and Gender: the medicalization of the female body with a focus on ageing. She taught many (inter)national courses on gender and science and organized a number of national and international workshops on the climacteric, sex/gender in science and predictive medicine. Her PhD thesis Gender and Bones: the Production of Osteoporosis 1941-1996 was published in 1998. She is currently appointed at Maastricht University as assistant professor in Gender Studies in Health Sciences. In 2004 she also joined the Centre for Gender & Diversity. She has a long-standing experience with research for the European Commission. Already in 1992 she conducted a EU project Women’s views of the Human Genome Project and participated in the first EC workshop Women in Science and Technology Research in 1993. In 2001 she conducted one of the seven commissioned Gender Impact Assessment Studies of the Fifth Framework Programme (Klinge & Bosch, 2001). Her study addressed the integration of the gender dimension in the Research Programme for the Life Sciences Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources. In the School for Public Health and Primary Care (Caphri) she leads the programme Gender and diversity in health and health care research. Under this umbrella a number of national and international research projects are carried out ranging from integration of a diversity perspective in quality assurance in health care institutions to integration of the gender dimension in FP6 Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence in the field of Food Quality and Safety. The FP6 GenderBasic project that she coordinated (2005-2007) has been elected a FP6 Success Story. The project developed tools for the integration of sex and gender in biomedical and health related research. Ten reviews were commissioned from high-level experts on conceptual and methodological issues and on disease-related sex and gender aspects. As guest editor she produced the publication of these GenderBasic reviews in Gender Medicine, vol. 4, Supplement B, December 2007, Bringing gender expertise to biomedical and health related research. She further published widely on osteoporosis, the female body, medicalization, menopause, gender & health and gender sensitive research methodologies in life sciences and health research. She is board director of the European Institute of Women’ Health (EIWH) and board member of the Dutch s Foundation for Women and Health Research (DFWHR). She also serves on the Ethical Review Panel in FP7. As of October 2008 she will hold a guest professorship at the medical faculty of Göttingen University, Germany, on Sex and Gender in Biomedicine.

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Mineke Bosch

Dr. Mineke Bosch Name Bosch
Initials and firstname C.W.
Titles Prof. dr.
Position(s) Professor
Visiting address Centrum voor Gender en Diversiteit Grote Gracht 80-82, Maastricht
Phone +31 (0)43-3882679/+31 (0)43-3882669
Fax +31 (0)43-3884952
genderstudies, history, science history, science research, management research.

Dr Mineke Bosch is a historian by training and specialized in women, gender and science and has a lot of experience with European projects, gender mainstreaming and gender impact studies and instruments. Dr Mineke Bosch studied history at the University of Groningen, where she received her M.A. in 1981. In 1994 she defended her dissertation, entitled: Het geslacht van de wetenschap. Vrouwen en hoger onderwijs in Nederland, 1878-1948 (The gender of science. Women and higher education in the Netherlands, 1878-1948) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (cum laude). From 1994-1996 she was lecturer in Gender Studies, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, University of Maastricht. In 1996 she became a guest lecturer at the Universität Bielefeld, followed from 1996 – 1998 by the coordination of staff equal opportunities policies University of Maastricht (m/f, interculturalisation and handicaps). She is currently appointed as Associate Professor of Genderstudies, Centre for Gender and Diversity, University Maastricht. Her research focuses on historical and contemporary issues regarding gender equality in higher education and science in the Netherlands and the EU. She also conducted research into the development, implementation and evaluation of mainstreaming gender equality in all policies, programmes and processes in universities and academic and scientific institutions at national and European level. She has completed over a dozen research projects, funded by the University Maastricht, the Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policies, the National Organisation for Research and the European Commission. She is author or co-author/editor of ten books and author or co-author of over 50 articles and chapters in journals and books in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Belgium and the United States. She is member of the European Technology Assessment network ‘Women and Science’, which prepared the EC report Science Policies in the European Union: Promoting Excellence through Mainstreaming Gender (Brussels, 2000).

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Rein Vos

Prof. Dr. Rein Vos Name Vos
Initials and firstname Rein
Titles Prof. Dr.
Position(s) Professor
Visiting address Universiteitsingel 40, Maastricht
Phone +31 (0)43-3881130
health sciences, drug research, pharmacy research, medical ethics, genetics

Rein Vos (1955) studied medicine and philosophy (cum laude) at the University of Groningen where he also obtained his PhD (cum laude: Drugs Looking for Diseases – Innovative Drug Research and the Development of the Beta Blockers and Calcium Antagonists, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991). He is University Professor Theory of Health Sciences and Chair of the Department of Health Ethics and Philosophy at the Faculty of Health. Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University. He was (1982-1997) staff member Social Pharmacy, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Policy and special professor on history of drug research and pharmacy at the University of Groningen.
In 1990 he was a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, Norway. In 1991 he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh and the Department of Medical Humanities, George Washington University, Washington D.C. In 1997 he was a senior investigator and secretary to the Commission on Orphan Drugs. He is a member of the Health Council and Health Research Council advising the Dutch Ministry of Health. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.
He has a research interest in epistemological, ethical and political aspects of medical technology and genetics in clinical medicine and public health. Regarding gender and medicine ha has been and is involved in the EU projects GENDERWATCH and GENDERBASIC and supervised Dr. Nicolien Wieringa PhD project (2001), co-sponsored by the Dutch medicines Evaluation Agency, on the comparison of discrepancies regarding age and sex distribution, ethnic origin and patterns of co-morbidity and co-medication between phase III trial populations and patients in medical practice using cardiovascular drugs.

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Madelief Bertens

Drs. Madelief Bertens Name Bertens
Initials and firstname M.G.B.C.
Titles PhD
Position(s) Former scientific officer GenderBasic
Visiting address
E-mail For questions concerning the project, please contact
Health, health promotion, HIV/STI prevention, ethnic minorities, intervention mapping.

Madelief Bertens studied at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, currently Radboud University. She obtained a Masters in Neuro- and Rehabilitation Psychology in 1996. As part of her Psychology degree she conducted a research project at the St. Elisabeth Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, in Willemstad, Curacao, and did a clinical internship at the Bosch Medical Centre, department of Medical Psychology. She received a Masters in Cultural Anthropology in 1998. She specialized in Medical Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. As a visiting scholar at the Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, she conducted fieldwork for her thesis on ethnospecific elderly care. She worked as a selection psychologist at Heineken and afterwards started her career in research: as a research assistant and as a junior researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen, then at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, Department of Psychiatry, and Trimbos Institute, Department of Mental Health and guidelines. Her topics of interest were (ethnic) diversity, gender, schizophrenia and disease management. She worked as a researcher and PhD student at Maastricht University, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life sciences, Department of Health Education and Promotion from 2001 till 2007. Her project, resulting in a PdD in 2008, was on STI/HIV prevention among women of Surinamese and Dutch Antillean descent. Furthermore she has been involved as advisor in several projects on sexual health in ethnic minority populations. She has been teaching on the subjects of research methodology, intervention development and medical anthropology and has supervised master- students. From January till December 2007, she was the project officer of GenderBasic, Department of Health, Ethics, and Society. From January till August 2008 she was a research officer at the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO) at the School of Anthropology, University of Oxford, focussing on population obesity and its social, economic and cultural factors. From September 2008 on, she is a lecturer and assistant professor at the Athena Institute at the Faculty of Earth and Life Science, VU University of Amsterdam.

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