The department of Midwifery Science has been active since 2009 within the framework of the AVAG/Amsterdam Public Health research institute, which forms part of Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc. It has been working closely with the department of General Medical Practice at VUmc since 2012. Both departments belong to VUmc’s Division VI.
The head of the department is Ank de Jonge. She works closely with the other senior researchers: Corine Verhoeven, Jens Henrichs, Lilian Peters, Esther Feijen, Danielle Jansen and Janneke Gitsels. The department further employs multiple PhD students, lecturer-researchers, research assistents and a secretary.
Eileen Hutton from Mc Master University in Canada was appointed to an endowed chair in the department from 2010 till 2015, and played a key role in supervising various doctoral research projects. On November 15th of 2015 she took leave as her role as a professor in the department.