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DR. Tineke


Tineke Kleinhout-Vliek is a qualitative researcher interested in the governance of medicine access, currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Transatlantic Social Pharmaceutical Innovation for Unmet Medical Needs (SPIN) project, based in the Netherlands.


Originally trained in biomedical research (BSc and MSc Molecular Life Sciences, Wageningen University & Research, an internship at the University of Edinburgh), Tineke really found her groove during three months’ fieldwork in India for her second MSc (Development & Rural Innovation, Wageningen University & Research, with distinction). Here, she investigated how India managed to get rid of the patent on an expensive leukemia medicine despite international patenting legislation.

Tineke's Ph.D. dissertation, titled 'Weaving Necessity - contextualisation practices for achieving health care coverage decisions' (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2020), continues her interest in the governance of medicine access by examining the appraisal phase of Dutch health care coverage decisions, utilizing insights from Science and Technology Studies literature.

Tineke is fascinated by novel ideas and enjoys discussing them, whether over a cup of coffee or in front of a lecture hall. She lives in The Hague with her husband Tom and their two wee girls.

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