Sandra (Anna) (AJHM) Beurskens

Birthdate: 22-04-1966


Personal statement:

My goal and ambition is a more transparent and client centered care. This by using feasible measurement instruments to inform and involve patients and to improve communication between professionals and inter-professional collaboration.


Prof. Dr. Sandra Beurskens was originally trained as a physical therapist (1988), health scientist (health education, 1992) and epidemiologist (1996). Since 2006 she is professor (lector) of the research center Autonomy and Participation for people with chronic illnesses at Zuyd University of Applied Science. Per September 2013, Sandra is also appointed as professor of Goal-orientated measurement in patient care at Maastricht University. By combining a chair with a research center at an applied university an unique collaboration between science and practice occurs which has an added value for both sites.




Using measurements in daily care, patient-centred goal setting, evidence based practice, client participation and inter-professional collaboration


CAPHRI Care and Public Health Research Institute (Full professor)
Goal-oriented measurement in patient care
Work for third parties:
Zuyd University of applied sciences, education and research