Prof Marian de van der Schueren
Marian de van der Schueren (RD, PhD) is a senior research nutritionist at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam and a professor of Nutrition at the HAN University of Applied Sciences. She registered as a dietitian in 1986. She worked as a clinical dietitian for 8 years before starting her PhD studies. She obtained a PhD on “Malnutrition in head and neck cancer patients” in 2000. She became head of the department of nutrition and dietetics of the VU University Medical Center in 2001 and has successfully contributed to the prosperous development of the department of nutrition and dietetics of the VUMC by establishing research lines and introducing evidence based practice into patient care. From 2009, she devotes her work to research only. In 2013 she was appointed a professor of Nutrition at the HAN University of Applied Sciences. Her fields of interest are: malnutrition, nutritional screening and assessment, geriatrics and cancer. She is a board member of several national and international committees, e.g. the Dutch Malnutrition Steering Group, the Dutch Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism and the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. She participates in several advisory groups, for example for the Dutch Dietetic Association and the Health Council of the Netherlands. She has published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and contributed to a dozen of book chapters. She has recently co-authored the ESPEN guideline on nutrition in cancer patients and is also involved in the ESMO guideline (expected mid 2018).