After obtaining her degree in medical informatics at the University of Amsterdam, Sabine van der Veer worked as an IT project manager in the Academic Medical Centre (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). In 2007, she started a PhD project under the supervision of Kitty Jager, entitled Systematic quality improvement in healthcare. Clinical performance measurement and registry-based feedback. Within this project she developed an instrument to measure dialysis patient experience, investigated implementation of best renal practice as a NephroQUEST research fellow at the UK Renal Registry (Bristol, UK), and conducted a cluster RCT among Dutch intensive care units to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical performance feedback. She defended her PhD thesis in June 2012.
She joined the ERBP fellow group since February 2012. Her focus is on investigating and improving the dissemination and implementation of guidance on renal best practice in Europe; this includes documents produced by the ERBP as well as by other organisations.
She beliefs that the implementation fellowship holds a great opportunity to improve renal practice in Europe while building scientific knowledge on successful quality improvement strategies.