Marjolijn Ketelaar, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation.She has a background as Human Movement Scientist, and obtained her PhD degree in 1999 at the Faculty of Social Sciences at UtrechtUniversity.
She is the program leader of the Dutch research program PERRIN (www.perrin.nl), studying the development of activities and participation of children and youths with cerebral palsy from 0 to 24 years old. She is a partner of NetChild (www.netchild.nl), member of the board of the Dutch Academy of Childhood Disability Research (Dutch-ACD), and international collaborator of the Canadian research group of CanChild (www.canchild.ca), Center for Childhood Disability Research. She is member of the Editorial Board of the ‘Journal of Child Neurology’ and ‘Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics’.
Her research focuses on the development of children with neurological impairments, including the role of parents; clinimetrics in children; and the development and evaluation of rehabilitation interventions for children with neurologic impairments.
She has great interest in knowledge translation, how research findings can be used in clinical practice, including the development and use of clinical guidelines