Bio

I joined Tilburg School of Social & Behavioral Sciences (TSB) in 2021 as dean. Prior to TSB I was vice dean education at the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management (ESHPM) and professor in sociology of innovation. In Rotterdam I built the international joint degree master program in health economics and management. My research focuses on digital health care. Together with healthcare providers, policy makers, engineers and businesses, I studied the development of big data in healthcare in Europe.  I am a graduate of Health Sciences at Maastricht University, where I majored in governance studies and technology studies. I now live in Utrecht. In summertime you can find me in Friesland.  

Recent publications

  1. Conceptualizing the digitalization of healthcare work - A metaphor-ba…

    Carboni, C., Wehrens, R., van derVeen, R., & de Bont, A. (2022). Conceptualizing the digitalization of healthcare work: A metaphor-based critical interpretive synthesis . Social Science & Medicine, 292, [114572].
  2. Under careful construction - Combining findings, arguments, and value…

    Kleinhout-Vliek, T., de Bont, A., & Boer, B. (Accepted/In press). Under careful construction: Combining findings, arguments, and values into robust health care coverage decisions. BMC Health Services Research.
  3. Why personal dreams matter - How professionals affectively engage wit…

    Stevens, M., Wehrens, R., Kostenzer, J., Weggelaar-jansen, A. M. J. W. M., & de Bont, A. (Accepted/In press). Why personal dreams matter: How professionals affectively engage with the promises surrounding big data in European healthcare. Big Data & Society.
  4. Incorporating public values through multiple accountability - A case …

    van de Sande, J., de Graaff, B. M., Delnoij, D., & de Bont, A. (Accepted/In press). Incorporating public values through multiple accountability: A case study on quality regulation of emergency care in the Netherlands by an independent regulatory agency. Administration & Society.
  5. Ethics as discursive work - The role of ethical framing in the promis…

    Wehrens, R., Stevens, M., Kostenzer, J., Weggelaar-Jansen, A. M. J. W. M., & de Bont, A. (2022). Ethics as discursive work: The role of ethical framing in the promissory future of data-driven healthcare technologies. Science, Technology & Human Values.

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