Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Broerse (NL) is professor of ‘innovation and communication in the health and life sciences, in particular addressing issues of diversity and social inclusion’ at the Athena Institute, VU University, Amsterdam. She holds a master's in Biomedical Sciences and her doctorate at the VU University with a thesis on participatory approaches to research priority setting in developing countries. Her research is focused on methodology development for realizing a science-society dialogue in new and emerging (system) innovations in the health and life sciences. She has developed methodologies to facilitate patient participation in health research and care, and to realize multi-stakeholder participation in national health policy. She has, amongst others, been involved as advisor and facilitator in four interactive policy-making trajectories of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute and a member of the working group patient participation of the Dutch Clinical Trial Foundation. Furthermore, she has been appointed Principal Investigator at the Centre for Society and Genomics.
Lloyd Akrong and Karisa Senavitis will interview Jacqueline, via skype. We will also share the progress of the Foreign Bodies research and Jacqueline will advise.