Laurant , Miranda
Dr Miranda Laurant 

Assistant Professor

Healthcare improvement science


Miranda Laurant's research activities lie in the field of skill mix changes in healthcare (i.e. professional role revision), multidisciplinary teams, and prevention of hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption. The interest originates directly from her professional background (i.e. bachelor in nursing) and from her doctoral dissertation in 2007('Changes in skill mix: the impact of adding nurses to the primary care team'). From February 2010 till February 2013 Miranda was appointed as Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester. In Augustus 2013, Miranda has been appointed as Associate Professor Skill mix change in healthcare at the HAN University of Applied Sciences. This gives her the chance to strengthen the research on the effects skill mix changes in healthcare and translate the outcomes to professional education at the HAN. Miranda is also editor of the website

Besides, Laurant is member of the Steering Committee 'Early identification hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption' ('Partnership Vroegsignalering Alcohol') which facilitate healthcare professionals to implement screening and brief interventions for patients at risk in daily practice. She is also the leading researcher for 'Optimizing Delivery of Healthcare (ODHIN)' (FP7-project). The general aim of ODHIN is to improve the delivery of healthcare interventions by understanding how better to translate results of clinical research into everyday clinical practice. The focus is on identification and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption in primary care.


National & International Personal Prizes & Awards

  • Price for abstract (Registration Fee Scholarship) for
    Nancy Wijers (junior researcher) to give a presentation at the AAMC Workforce
    Conference, Washington DC: 3-4 May 2012; appointed for the abstract Laurant M, Wijers N, Kuilman L, Hooker R. New Models of Care: Substitution of care in the
  • Honourable mention of thesis in 2008 by the research
    school CaRE (Netherlands School of Primary Care Research)

Secondary functions

Professor Organisation of Healthcare and Services at HAN University of Applied Sciences

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