Invited Scholar

Erik Driessen

Erik Driessen, PhD

Professor & Chairman
Department of Educational Development & Research
University of Maastricht, Netherlands

Dates of Visit: September 30 – October 2, 2019

Purpose of Visit

Gordon Page Invited Lecturer at the 2019 CHES Celebration of Scholarship on October 2, 2019.

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Driessen will also be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest.


Erik Driessen holds a master degree in educational science and a PhD in medical education. He is Professor in Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University. He is also Editor in Chief For the journal Perspectives on Medical Education.

Dr. Driessen is interested in topics such as learning and assessment in the workplace, mentoring, and the use of portfolios for learning and assessment. He is also active in exploring the nature of education across different cultures. He mentors PhD students from diverse countries and he participates in a variety of international projects, such as consultancies and research projects in and outside of Europe. He is also a member of the AMEE Research Committee and holds an honorary appointment at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in the US.