Dr. F. (Frans) Pouwer

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Name / location of college or university:

1996-2000 Thesis, PhD degree, Medical Faculty, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1987-1993 Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, Utrecht

University, located in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Field of study: Clinical Psychology, two specialisations: 1) Health Psychology 2) Depression.

1981-1987 Gymnasium, Preparatory Scientific Education (VWO-Beta), Middelburg, The Netherlands.

1975-1981 Primary School, Sint Laurens, The Netherlands.

Research employments, professional experiences (committees, professional societies, awards, publications):

2008-present Program leader Diabetes & Hypertension, Center of Research on Psychology in Somatic diseases (CoRPS), Tilburg University

2000-2008 Senior researcher, Diabetes Research Group, EMGO

Institute, VU University Medical Center.

1996-2000 PhD-student (Promovendus) Department of Medical

Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

1994-1996 Research Assistant, Department of Medical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit, The Netherlands.

Committee Work:

2009-2013 Editorial Board Member of Diabetes Review Letters

2008-present Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation

2007-present Member of the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal

The Open General/Internal Medicine Journal

2007-present Chair of the EDID (European Depression in Diabetes)

research consortium.

2007-present Honorary Secretary of the FADDS (Fatty Acids in Diabetes, Depression and Schizophrenia) Study Group

2007-present Vice-chair of the Psychosocial Aspects of Diabetes (PSAD) Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

2006-present Member of the Executive Committee of the Diabetes

Education Study Group (DESG).

2006-2008 Chair of the Dutch/Flemish PsychoSocial Aspects of

Diabetes Study group.

2004-present Member of the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal Current Diabetes Reviews

2004-present Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Minami Nutrition, Belgium

2002-2006 Member of the University Council of the Vrije Universiteit


Ad hoc Reviewer for funding bodies, e.g.: Dutch Diabetes Research

Foundation, Medical Research Council, Ontario Mental

Health Foundation, Health-care Research Netherlands.

Ad hoc Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals: e.g. Diabetologia,

Diabetic Medicine, Diabetes Care, Diabetes Research and

Clinical Practice, Diabetes Metabolism Research and

Reviews, Quality of Life Research, Current Diabetes Reviews, Patient Education and Counselling, American Journal of Psychiatry.

Professional Societies:

2004-present Member of the Dutch Behavioural Medicine Federation

2001-present Member of the International Society for the Study of Fatty

Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL)

2000-present Member of the European Depression in Diabetes (EDID) Research Consortium

1997-present Member of the European Association for the Study of

Diabetes (EASD)

1997-present Member of the Dutch Association of Diabetes Researchers


1997-present Member PSAD study group


2004 1st Novo Nordisk PSAD Research Award for excellent research into psychosocial aspects of diabetes

2002 2nd Dr J.F. Gerritzen Award for outstanding diabetes research

Teaching activities:

2007-now Course: Diabetes-specific emotional problems. Part of the course: Diabetes Care: psychological problems and treatments in diabetes mellitus. Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

2005-now Course: Psychosocial impact of diabetes and the complications of diabetes, Postgraduate Education in Diabetic Nursing Høgskolen i Bergen, Avdeling for helse- og sosialfag.

2006 Tutor during the 1-week course: Epidemiological research: design and interpretation (A010). Epidemiologisch onderzoek: opzet en interpretatie. Postinitieel Masteronderwijs Epidemiologie. Instituut voor Extramuraal Geneeskundig Onderzoek (EMGO Intituut). Afdeling Klinische Epidemiologie en Biostatistiek.

1996-2003 Communication skills for diabetes nurse specialists, Foundation for Specialist Nurse Education, Bunnik, The Netherlands

1994-2000 Communication courses 1st-4th year medical students, Medical

Faculty, Vrije Universiteit