DSiN has several (internal) staff members, (external) project staff and the endowed Chair in Disability Studies at the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc, department of Medical Humanities.


Alice Schippers - director
Angela Hanse - financial & administrative secretariat
Irene van Helden - project coordination and communication
Sofie Sergeant - education coordinator and PhD student
Minne Bakker - researcher and teacher

Project staff

Multiple (external) project staff members are involved in research-, education- and other projects. The names of the persons involved are mentioned at the respective (project)pages at this website.


Prof. dr. Geert Van Hove
Endowed Chair in Disability Studies
Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc,
Amsterdam Public Health research institute (APH)
department of Medical Humanities