Kirsten Daniels is a PhD Candidate at St. Antonius Hospital (Santeon) in the Netherlands. She is affiliated with the IQ healthcare department of Radboud University Medical Centre. Since the start of her PhD (2018), Kirsten focuses on two research themes: 1) the improvement of patient value for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and 2) the implementation, evaluation and further development of value-based healthcare within the hospital setting. Examples of her research activities are: https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/5463451, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08564-4, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-064983, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08563-5.
Kirsten has a Bachelor in Health Sciences, a Master in Global Health and a Master in Healthcare management from Maastricht University (2011-2017). Her internship at the department of economic evaluations at the Dutch Trimbos Institute and her work as investment analyst at a social-impact private-equity firm, drove her interest in the (financial) sustainability and value of healthcare. In addition to her research activities, Kirsten is an editorial board member of St. Antonius’ scientific magazine and organizer of the ‘Santeon Research Network on creating value’.