Positions and employment

2009-present: Full Professor in the Psychology of Physical Problems, in particular Pain
2009-present: Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Education of the VU University of Amsterdam
2009-present: Member of the Health Council of the Netherlands
2006-present: Member of the Board of the Dutch Chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
2004-present: Member of the VIDI-committee of NWO
2003-present: Member of the Programcommittee on Pain research III of ZonMW
2000-present: Chairman of the College of Dutch Chairs in Medical Psychology
1999-present: Member of the Central Ethical Committee on Medical Scientific Human Research
1994-present: Member of the Paediatric Subcommittee of the International Headache Society
1993-present: Full Professor Medical Psychology
1993-present: Chairman Program committee on Pain research of I and II of ZonMW
1994-1998: Chairman Dutch Working Group "Health Status Measurement"
1993-2009: Head of the Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy
1991-1998: Secretary NWO-working-group "Behaviour factors of somatic disorders"
1990-2000: Director Centre of Psychomedical and Psychotherapeutical Research Rotterdam
1984-1993: Assistant professor, Dept of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
1975-1984: Research fellow, Dept Psychology, Free University Amsterdam
1971-1975: Student assistant, Dept Psychology, Free University Amsterdam