Verdonk, Petra

Name: Petra Verdonk                                                        
Title: MA, PhD
Position: Assistant Professor
E-mail: p.verdonk@vumc.nl


Short introduction

Petra is trained as a psychologist, and has a PhD in medicine. In her PhD-thesis 'Gender matters in medical education', she focused on gender in medical education, including content (gender differences in health and illness), gender mainstreaming (integrating gender issues in medical education) and gender differences among medical students. Furthermore, she studies gender and diversity aspects in public health including occupational health and genomics.

Research interests

Gender and diversity issues in medical education and research, Gender and diversity issues in public health

Publications

Journals- International

  • Verdonk, P., Abma, T. Intersectionality and reflexivity in medical education research. Commentary. Forthcoming Medical Education.
  • Diderichsen, S., Johansson, E.E., Verdonk, P., Lagro-Janssen, T., & Hamberg, K. (2013). Few gender differences in specialty preferences and motivational factors: a cross-sectional Swedish study on last-year medical students. BMC Medical Education, 13:39.
  • Brankovi?, I., Verdonk, P., & Klinge, I. (2013). Applying a gender lens on human papillomavirus infection: cervical cancer screening, HPV DNA testing, and HPV vaccination. International Journal for Equity in Health, 12:14. Doi:10.1186/1475-9276-12-14.
  • Theunissen, J.A.M., van Griensven, I.A.N., Verdonk, P., Feron, F., & Bosma, H. (2012). The early identification of risk factors on the pathway to school dropout in the SIODO study: a sequential mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health, 12:1033. Doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1033 " Verdonk, P., & Klinge, I. (2012). Mainstreaming sex and gender analysis in public health genomics. Gender Medicine, 9(6), 402-410.
  • Dielissen, P., Verdonk, P., Kramer, A., Bottema, B., & Lagro-Janssen, T. (2012). Expert consensus on gender criteria for assessment in medical communication education. Patient Education and Counseling, 88(2), 189-195. Doi:10.1016/j.pec.2012.01.013.
  • Andersson, J., Verdonk, P., Johansson, E.E., Lagro-Janssen, T., & Hamberg, K. (2012). Comparing gender awareness in Dutch and Swedish first-year medical students - results from a questionnaire. BMC Medical Education, 12:3.
  • Samuelsson, A., Houkes, I., Verdonk, P., & Hammarström, A. (2012). Types of employment and their associations with work characteristics and health in Swedish women and men. Scandinavian Journal for Public Health, 40(2), 183-190. Doi: 10.1177/1403494811435498.
  • Diderichsen, S., Andersson, J., Johansson, E.E., Verdonk, P., Lagro-Janssen, T., & Hamberg, K. (2011).  Swedish medical students' expectations of their future life. International Journal of Medical Education;2:140-146.
  • Van Tongeren-Alers, van Esch, M., Verdonk, P., Johansson, E.E., Hamberg, K., & Lagro-Janssen, T. (2011). Are new medical students' specialty preferences gendered? Related motivational factors at a Dutch medical school. Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 23(3), 263-268.
  • Houkes, I., Winants, Y.,  Twellaar, M., & Verdonk, P. (2011). Development of burnout over time and the causal order of the three dimensions of burnout among male and female GPs. A three wave panel study. BMC Public Health, 11:240. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-240.
  • Dielissen, P. Bottema, B., Verdonk, P., & Lagro-Janssen, T. (2011). Attention to gender in communication skills assessment instruments in medical education: a review. Medical Education, 45, 239-248.
  • Putnik, K., de Jong, A., & Verdonk, P. (2011). Road to help-seeking among (dedicated) human service professionals with burnout. Patient Education and Counseling, 83(1), 49-54.
  • Verdonk, P., Seesing, H., & De Rijk, A. (2010) Doing masculinity, not doing health? A qualitative study among Dutch male employees about health beliefs and company exercise. BMC Public Health, 10:712. Doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-712.
  • Verdonk, P., Hooftman, W.E., van Veldhoven, M.J.P.M., Boelens, L.R.M., & Koppes, L.L.J. (2010). Work-related fatigue: the specific case of highly educated women in the Netherlands. International Archives Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 83(3),309-321. Doi:10.1007/s00420-009-0481-y.
  • Dielissen, P., Verdonk, P., Bottema, B. & Lagro-Janssen, T. (2009). Evaluating the teaching of gender-specific medicine in postgraduate training for general practitioners. Journal of Evaluation of Clinical Practice, 15, 1226-1229. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753-2009.01183.x
  • Dielissen, P., Bottema, B., Verdonk, P., & Lagro-Janssen, T. (2009). Incorporating and evaluating an integrated gender-specific medicine curriculum: A survey study at a Dutch GP training. BMC Medical Education,9:58
  • Verdonk, P., Benschop, Y.W.M., de Haes, J.C.J.M., Mans, L.J.L., & Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (2009). "Should you turn this into a complete gender matter?" Gender mainstreaming in medical education. Gender and Education,21(6), 703-719. Doi: 10.1080/09540250902785905.
  • Verdonk, P., Benschop, Y.W.M., de Haes, J.C.JM., Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (2009). From gender bias to gender awareness in medical education. Advanced Studies in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, 14, 135-152. Doi 10.1007/s10459-008-9100z.
  • Verdonk, P., de Rijk, A., Klinge, I., de Vries, A. (2008). Sickness absence as interactive process: gendered experiences of young highly educated women with mental health problems. Patient Education and Counseling,73,300-306. Doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.06.003.
  • Dijkstra, A.F., Verdonk, P., & Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (2008). Gender bias in medical textbooks. Examples from coronary heart disease, depression, alcohol abuse and pharmacology. Medical Education, 42, 1021-1028. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2008.03150.x
  • Verdonk, P., Benschop, Y.W.M., de Haes, J.C.J.M., & Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (2008). Making a gender difference. Case studies of gender mainstreaming in medical education. Medical Teacher, 30:7,e194-e201.
  • Verdonk, P., Benschop, Y.W.M., de Haes, J.C.J.M., Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (2008). Medical students' gender awareness. Construction of the Nijmegen Gender Awareness in Medicine Scale (N-GAMS). Sex Roles, 58(3-4), 222-234. Doi 10.1007/s11199-007-9326-x.
  • Verdonk, P., Harting, E.J., & Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (2007). Does equal education generate equal attitudes? Gender differences in medical students' attitudes toward the ideal physician. Teaching and Learning in Medicine,19(1),9-13. Doi: 10.1080/10401330709336617.
  • Verdonk, P., Mans, L.J.L., Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (2006). How is gender integrated in the curricula of Dutch medical schools? A quick-scan on gender issues as an instrument for change. Gender and Education,18(4),399-412.
  • Verdonk, P., Mans, L.J.L., & Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (2005). Integration of the factor gender into the basic medical curriculum at Nijmegen University Medical Centre. Medical Education,39(11),1118-1125. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2929.2005.02318.x

Journals-National

  • Abrahams, H., Houkes, I., Winants, Y.H.W.M., Twellaar, M., Verdonk, P. (2013). Gender en burnout bij Nederlandse huisartsen. TSG tijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen, 91(4), 225-233.
  • Breuer, M., Verdonk, P., Klinge, I. (2012). Waarden aan het werk. Vrouwelijke coaches en loopbaanbegeleiders over de betekenis van coaching. TSG tijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen, 90(6), 373-378.
  • Dielissen, P.W., Bottema, B.J.A.M., Verdonk, P., Lagro-Janssen, A.L.M. (2010). Geïntegreerde seksespecifieke huisartsgeneeskunde in de Nijmeegse huisartsopleiding: competenties, opzet en evaluatie. Tijdschrift voor Medisch Onderwijs, 29(3), 200-209.
  • Verdonk, P., Slenter, L., Meershoek, A. (2010). Bemoei je met je eigen zaken? Opvattingen over leefstijl-beïnvloeding door werkgevers in het MKB. TSG tijdschrift voor gezondheidswetenschappen, 88(1), 25-31.
  • Verdonk, P., & De Rijk, A. (2008). Loopbaansucces en welbevinden van Nederlandse werknemers M/V. Gedrag & Organisatie, 21(4), 451-474.
  • Verdonk P, Lagro-Janssen ALM (2007). Evaluatie van het landelijke project Integratie van Sekse in het Medisch Basiscurriculum. Tijdschrift voor Medisch Onderwijs, 26(5), 228-236.
  • Mans LJL, Verdonk P, Lagro-Janssen ALM (2006). De rol van het Digitaal Kenniscentrum Seksespecifiek Medisch Onderwijs bij de integratie van sekse in het medisch onderwijs. Tijdschrift voor Medisch Onderwijs, 25(2), 66-74.
  • Mans LJL, Verdonk P, Lagro-Janssen ALM (2003). De integratie van de factor sekse in het basiscurriculum geneeskunde van het UMC St Radboud. Tijdschrift voor Medisch Onderwijs, 22(5), 235-243.

Book chapters

  • Verdonk, P. Vrouwen, arbeid en gezondheid. Hoofdstuk in: Vrouwspecifieke zorg (Red. B. Fauser, Bart & A. Lagro-Janssen). Forthcoming August 2013.
  • Verdonk, P., & de Rijk, A. (2008). Vrouwen, arbeid en gezondheid: een kwetsbare combinatie. In: Naar een betere zorg voor zieke werknemers. Afstemmen van behandeling en werkhervatting (Red: van der Gulden, Joost & Nauta, Noks). Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum, pp. 19-31. doi: 10.1007/978-90-313-6619-4.
  • Mion, M., Verdonk, P., van Dixhoorn, J., & Doosje, S. (2008). Stress, optimisme en ontspanningsvermogen. In: AOT aan de tand gevoeld. Opstellen over Adem en Ontspanningstherapie. Amersfoort: Uitgeverij Centrum AOT. T.g.v. Congres "Adem- en Ontspanningstherapie aan de tand gevoeld", Amersfoort 22 maart 2008.
  • Lagro-Janssen T, Verdonk P. (2007). Seksespecifieke huisartsgeneeskunde. Practicum huisartsgeneeskunde, een serie voor opleiding en nascholing. Maarssen: Elsevier gezondheidszorg.
  • Verdonk, P. (2007). Sekse, arbeid en gezondheid. In hoofdstuk 5 §4: Jaarboek Huisartsgeneeskunde 2007 (Eds JN Keeman, PW de Leeuw, JA Mazel, FG Zitman). Houten, Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum, pp 103-108. Dubbelpublicatie Het Medisch Jaar.
  • Verdonk, P. (2006). Sekse, arbeid en gezondheid. In hoofdstuk 5 §4: Het Medisch Jaar 2006 (Eds JN Keeman, PW de Leeuw, JA Mazel, FG Zitman). Houten: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum, pp 145-151. Dubbelpublicatie Jaarboek Huisartsgeneeskunde.

Conference abstracts

  • Putnik, K., Houkes, I., Verdonk, P. (2011). Gender, work-home interface and emotional exhaustion among Serbian and Maltese human service professionals. European Journal of Public Health, 21(S1), 90-91.
  • Verdonk, P., Seesing, H., & de Rijk, A. (2010). Doing masculinity, not doing health. A qualitative study among Dutch male employees about male ideologies, health beliefs, and company exercise. European Journal of Public Health, 20(S1),183.
  • Baraku, A., Verdonk, P. & Boumans, N. The Kosova Police from 2005-2007: sickness absenteeism or presenteeism? European Journal of Public Health, 20(S1),230.
  • Abrahams, H., Verdonk, P., & Houkes, I. Gender, work-home interference and burnout among Dutch General Practitioners. European Journal of Public Health, 20(S1),231.
  • Samuelsson, A., Houkes, I., Verdonk, P., & Hammarström, A. (2009). Type of employment, gender, working conditions and health in Sweden. European Journal of Public Health, 19(1), S37. 2nd EUPHA Conference Human Ecology and Public Health, ?ód?, 25-28 November 2009.
  • Verdonk, P., Hooftman, W.E., van Veldhoven, M.J.P.M., Boelens, L.R.M., & Koppes, L.L.J. (2009). Work-related fatigue: the specific case of highly educated women in the Netherlands. European Journal of Public Health, 19(1), S167. 2nd EUPHA Conference Human Ecology and Public Health, ?ód?, 25-28 November 2009.
  • Verdonk, P., de Rijk, A., Klinge, I., & de Vries, A. (2008). Sickness absence as an interactive process: gendered experiences of young, highly educated women with mental health problems. European Journal of Public Health, 18(1), S36. 15th EUPHA Conference I-health: Health and Innovation in Europe, Lisbon, 6-8 November 2008.
  • Houkes, I., Verdonk, P., Winants, Y.H.W.M., & Twellaar, T. (2008). Gender differences in the onset and development of burnout among Dutch general practitioners.  European Journal of Public Health, 18(1), S.16. 15th EUPHA Conference I-health: Health and Innovation in Europe, Lisbon, 6-8 November 2008.
  • Lagro-Janssen, T., & Verdonk, P. (2007). Gender in medical education in the Netherlands: an example of good practice. Gender Medicine, 4(S1), S24. Conference proceedings 2nd Int. Congress on Gender Medicine 2-3 June 2007.

Thesis

Gender matters in medical education. Integrating a gender perspective in medical curricula. Nijmegen: Raboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. PhD-thesis, 2007.


Academic activities

International

  • Cost Action Gender STE targeting better integration of gender dimensions in science and technology (funded by EU RTD Framework Programme) 2012-2016.
  • HOUPE II collaborative project Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (funded by Karolinska Institutet and St Olavs Hospital, Trondheim, www.houpe.no).
  • Gender Challenges in Medical Education (collaboration UMC St Radboud, Nijmegen the Netherlands and Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden) 2006-2014 .
  • EUGiM 2009-2011 (funded by Erasmus Programme)
  • Engender  2009-2011 (funded by DG Sanco)

National

  • SIODO study: Stay-In-Or-Drop-Out. Symptom dimensions on the pathway to school dropout 2010-2014 (funded by ZonMW)
  • Ethical issues in ancestry-related preconception screening. An interdisciplinary case study on consanguinity and preconceptional testing in relation to health risks among Dutch Moroccan and Turks 2011-2012 (funded by CSG Centre for Society and the Life Sciences)
  • Evaluation transition project 'Van Harnas tot Zomerjurk': ervaringen van instellingen in de ouderenzorg met veranderingstrajecten rondom cliëntgerichte zorg 2011-2012 (funded by CAOP)
  • Cordaan Moral Case Deliberation 2011-2012 (funded by Cordaan)
  • National project Integratie sekse in medisch onderwijs 2002-2005 (funded by ZonMW)
  • Seksespecifieke zorg in de huisartspraktijk: drie vliegen in één klap 2005-2006 (funded by ZonMW)
  • Gender awareness in medical students 2003-2004. Development of a measurement instrument (Nijmegen Gender Awareness in Medicine Scale) (Radboud University Nijmegen Internal grants)
  • Gender awareness in medical students 2004-2005. Development of criteria to assess medical students' gender sensitivity in communication (Radboud University Nijmegen Internal grants)

Affiliations

  • VU University Medical Center
  • EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, School of Medical Sciences
  • Dpt. Medical Humanities


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