- Doctor's Assistant
Previously, Barbara was the executive secretary to the nursing director of an Amsterdam hospital which is where she became increasingly interested in the practical side of healthcare. Thus, she obtained her diploma as a doctor’s assistant. In the years that followed, she worked alternately within and outside healthcare. Since 2001 she has continued to develop her skills in the healthcare sector and started supporting various specialisms within the healthcare sector: in the operating theater and clinical chemistry laboratory. After 6 years of working in emergency departments in the AMC, she has been working as a versatile research assistant since November 2010 in the AGEhIV project.