Cindy Veenhof is professor in Clinical Health Sciences, specifically Physiotherapy Sciences at the Department Rehabilitation, Nursing Sciences & Sport. She has lot of experience in research in the field of physiotherapy. Before she started in her current position (2014) at the UMCU, she worked over 15 years at the NIVEL-institute (Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research). First as PhD-student, on the effectiveness of behavioral graded activity in patients with osteoarthritis, and since 2006 she was research coordinator on the topic allied health care and physical activity.
Her research is closely linked to the daily practice of physiotherapy. She has a lot of focus on the questions from daily practice and also on the implementation of the results in daily practice. Her current research focuses on the physical functioning and physical (in)activity of patients before/during and after hospital stay, the challenges of integrating eHealth within physiotherapy practice and innovation in physiotherapy care. She performs her research at the UMCU and also in the Center for Physiotherapy Research & Innovation in Primary Care at Leidsche Rijn Julius Health Care Centers.
Cindy Veenhof is responsible for the Physiotherapy Sciences Master Program of the University Utrecht (annual graduation 20-25 students) and supervises eight PdD students. She has published over forty peer-reviewed papers, over forty practice publications and contributed to several books.