Maroeska Rovers#

Maroeska Rovers
Membership Number:4594
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions

  • April 2012 Professor of Evidence-Based Surgery (0.9 fte), Departments of operating rooms and Health Evidence, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Feb. 2011 – April 2012 Associate professor in Evidence-Based Surgery and Clinical Epidemiology, Departments of operating rooms and Health Evidence, Radboudumc Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Jan. 2002– Jan. 2011 Assistant and associate professor in Clinical Epidemiology (0.9 fte), Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care and Department of Otolaryngology, University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Jan. – December 2001 Post-doc (1.0 fte), Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Medical Center Nijmegen
  • April – December 2000 Post-doc (1.0 fte), MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Evidence-based surgery
  • Randomised clinical trials
  • Individual-patient data meta-analyses
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Health-economics
  • Research methodology

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Principal Investigator (PI) and junior Principal Lecturer (jPL) at the Radboudumc, the Netherlands since 2013
  • 2014 Invited as visiting professor on evidence-based surgery at the University of Oxford
  • 2014 Invited to be one of the four high tech hero’s at the Hannover Messe (world's leading trade fair for industrial technology)
  • 2011 Hypatia tenure track fellowship (1 million euro).
  • 2008 Elisabeth von Freyburg award every 2 year to the most promising young researcher of the University Medical Center Utrecht
  • 2003 Prize for the best thesis over the period 1999-2002, ATZE Spoor Foundation.
  • Membership
    • From 2016: International Scientific Collaboration Excite International, with the aim to guide new innovations in medical technology for the healthcare system by facilitating teamwork and partnerships within the global scientific community
    • From 2014: Member of the worldwide IDEAL collaboration, an initiative to improve the quality of research in surgery
    • From 2003: Various functions within the Cochrane collaboration, a global independent network with collaborators from over 120 countries working together to produce credible, accessible health information:
      • Co-convener of the IPD meta-analysis methods group (
      • Associate editor of the Cochrane ENT group (
      • Diagnostic Test Accuracy review editor (

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