Hanze University, Netherlands
Joost Degenaar has graduated from Utrecht University in 1989. He worked in higher health education, mostly in nursing education and curriculum development, and was director of Education and Research at Hanze University of Applied Sciences. Since 2013 he is director of the Centre of Expertise Healthy Ageing, a public private partnership in which Hanze University collaborates with 150 partner organizations in 20 innovation labs on innovation in health care. Questions and challenges from professional practice and a interdisciplinairy approach are starting point for innovation. Nursing research and innovation of nursing education is an important part of the activities.