Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Urban Vitality

dr. M.M. Stuiver (Martijn)

Professor by special appointment of Functional Recovery from Cancer

Martijn Stuiver (1973) graduated from the AUAS in 1997 with a degree in Physiotherapy. In the same year he joined the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital (AVL), working initially as a physiotherapist and these days as a researcher. In addition to his work at the AVL, Martijn has held numerous other posts, also practising in physiotherapy primary care. Between 2003 and 2006 he launched the country's first oncology physiotherapy degree programme at what is now Avans+ in Breda.

From 2005 to 2007, Martijn Stuiver was enrolled in the MSc programme in Evidence Based Practice at the AMC-UvA, graduating cum laude. In 2009 he was appointed a lecturer in this programme. He combined this teaching work and his research and physiotherapy practice with a PhD project at the UvA on morbidity after lymph node dissection in cancer patients, which he completed in 2014 (supervised by Prof. Neil Aaronson, professor of Quality of Life in Chronic and Life-threatening Illnesses, and Prof. Patrick Bossuyt, professor of Clinical Epidemiology).

As a board member of the Onconet foundation (www.onconet.nu), Stuiver is committed to improving the quality of and access to physiotherapy care that helps cancer patients maintain and recover physical fitness during and after treatment. Onconet maintains a registry of physiotherapists who meet its specific criteria for oncology education and refresher training. Onconet also helps develop education and training content in partnership with the Dutch Institute for Allied Healthcare (Nederlands Paramedisch Instituut, NPi).

List of publications by Martijn Stuiver