Organisation: Utrecht University

Country: The Netherlands



Marije Wolvers was born in 1987 in Leiderdorp, The Netherlands. In 2005 she started the bachelor Human Movement Sciences at VU University in Amsterdam. Her research intership was performed at the spinal cord injury research centre ICORD of the University of British Columbia. In 2012, professor Miriam Vollenbroek appointed her as PhD student at Roessingh Research and Development (Enschede) on the project ‘Fitter na kanker’ funded by Alpe d’HuZes/KWF. In a three-armed randomized controlled trial, she studied an online intervention for chronic cancer-related fatigue that used an ambulant activity coach. She worked in close collaboration with Fieke Bruggeman-Everts and Marije van der Lee at the Helen Dowling Institute (Bilthoven), and was welcomed by the group of Rens van de Schoot (Utrecht University) to improve her statistical and methodological skills. 

Research topic

The analyses of two of the chapters of her PhD thesis are performed with Bayesian statistics in MPlus.

Rens is copromotor (defence is March 3rd), thesis titled ‘A coach in your pocket. On chronic cancer-related fatigue and physical behavior”.