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Saskia Duijts

Dr. Saskia F.A. Duijts received her PhD in Occupational Health Epidemiology in 2007, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher several years in Cancer Epidemiology and Psycho Oncology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. In 2010, she was given the opportunity by the Amsterdam University Medical Centers to become a senior researcher and combine both interests, primarily conducting and supervising quantitative and qualitative research in ‘Cancer and Work’. Dr. Duijts was granted a 4-year fellowship from the Dutch Cancer Society in 2014, which enabled her to travel the world and establish new research collaborations within Psycho Oncology at large. She worked among others in the UK, Australia, Canada, and Denmark. Increasing the quality of life of cancer patients and survivors (both common and rare tumor types) not only has her focus in research, but also in other academic activities. Dr. Duijts is the editor of the 4th edition of the ‘Handbook on Psychological Care in Oncology’, an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cancer Care and the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, a board member of Psycho Oncology, a member of the Research Committee of the International Psycho Oncology Society, and a member of the assessment committee of the Dutch Cancer Society. Further, dr. Duijts is coordinator of the 2-month course ‘Oncology & Public Health’ at the Free University in Amsterdam. Currently, she is working as a senior researcher at the Amsterdam UMC and she is the team leader of the ‘rare cancer’ group at the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation. Dr. Duijts has supervised several PhD students in the Netherlands and abroad, numerous Master students, published > 100 articles, contributed to many book chapters, and received about €2.5 million funding.

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