Marieke Zwakman (1985) studied Nursing Science at the Utrecht University and graduated in 2011. After graduating, she worked as a Clinical Nurse Leader and as a Research Nurse at the Department of Respiratory Diseases at the UMC Utrecht.
In February 2015 she started as a PhD student at the Julius Center. The focus of her PhD project is the ACTION study: A phase III multicentre cluster randomised clinical trial to assess whether the Respecting Choices Program improves quality of life and symptoms of patients with advanced cancer.
Marieke is supervised by Prof. dr. J.J.M. van Delden and dr. M.C. Kars.