Iris Wallenburg

Iris Wallenburg is an associate professor at the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Trained as a nurse and health policy scientist, I obtained my PhD degree at the Free University of Amsterdam on a research about the modernization of medical training. In my research, I focus on policy reforms in complex healthcare systems, using a practice-based (usually ethnographic) research approach. I’m interested in how local practices (e.g., patient care, healthcare demands in specific geographical areas) are related to professional issues and healthcare policies. I focus on the enactment of governance arrangements, like the application of technology, quantified data (e.g., performance indicators), and the professionalization of new professional roles. Current projects include regional collaboration in Dutch elderly care, the values and valuation of nurses and nursing work, and the impact of Covid-19 on healthcare policy making, professional work and patient care.