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Janneke van Mens-Verhulst is a Dutch social scientist who lectured in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at Utrecht University, until 2006. From 1995 until 2007 she also held an endowed chair `Feminist Social and Health Care’ at the University for Humanist Studies in Utrecht. In 2008 she edited the history of Dutch feminist health care, together with professor dr. B. Waaldijk from Utrecht University. (See also the video production).

Her research activities within the Netherlands’ Research School of Women’s Studies were in the area of Gender and Health. For more than a decade she was a member of the Board of the Dutch Foundation for Women and Health Research. Between 2007 and 2013, she was a member of the Editorial group of the Dutch Gender Studies Journal,  and thereafter member of the Board until 2017. From 2011 to 2017 she participated in the Alliance for Gender and Health to achieve (governmental) sponsorship for a Gender and Health Knowledge Agenda. See https://pure.uvt.nl/portal/files/7805816/MCP_Bekker_report_Gender_and_health_ZonMw_2015.pdf. Recently, she was a member of the steering committee Gender and Health, for the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (2016-2020)

Almost inevitably her interest has extended from sex/gender differences to multiple social differences in health care, i.e. diversity. She has worked on linking the intersectionality approach with health (care) research, in cooperation with professor Lorraine Radtke from the University of Calgary. This has resulted in several publications.

Beginning in 1991, Van Mens-Verhulst started an international research project on intergenerational relationships between women – resulting in an expert conference (1992) and the book Daughtering and Mothering (Routledge, 1993). For the 7th Feminist Conference (in June 2009) she organized the Round Table `Daughtering and Mothering Revisited’,  together with professor Liesbeth Woertman of Utrecht University and professor Lorraine Radtke (University of Calgary). 

Try also www.vanmens.info/verhulst  


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