As clinical dietitian, Dr. Harriët Jager-Wittenaar has performed her PhD research (2010) at the University of Groningen, on the topic of malnutrition in head and neck cancer patients (‘Pre- and post-treatment malnutrition in head and neck cancer patients’).
Dr. Jager-Wittenaar is senior researcher at the Research and Innovation Group in Health Care and Nursing at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Medical Center Groningen. Furthermore, she is a lecturer at the Program of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences.
In 2013 Dr. Jager-Wittenaar has started the Living Lab Clinical Malnutrition, which is part of the national Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing.
Since many years, Dr. Jager-Wittenaar is committed to further improve the recognition and treatment of malnutrition, both nationally and internationally. For example, she is a member of the Dutch Working Group of Oncology Dietitians and the Dietitians Working Group on Malnutrition. Moreover, she is an active member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, a platform commissioned by the European Commission.
You can find an overview of the scientific publications of Dr. Jager-Wittenaar here.