Visiting Scholar

Floor Velthuis<

Floor Velthuis

PhD Candidate
University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands

Dates of Visit: October 14 – November 4, 2016

Purpose of Visit

During her visit to CHES, Floor would like to meet with researchers within the CHES community. She will be exploring and discussing new research areas and plans for her next study, discuss her current work (to what extend are results applicable in the Canadian setting?) and exploring areas of joint interest.


“Learning is changing and changing is learning” – Floor Velthuis’ PhD project is about undergraduate medical curriculum renewal and organizational change. She has studied social and organizational psychology at the University of Groningen and Utrecht. After working at the quality assurance department at the medical faculty in Groningen she moved into her current PhD position. She is fascinated by the dynamics of human behavior in organizations, especially around change. Better understanding the complexity of these change processes is one of her goals. Change leaders of medical curriculum change projects are the target group of her first study. A probable next study could be about the deans/Board of Directors and their role in the change process. Floor is doing research under supervision of prof. Debbie Jaarsma.