Edine van Munster is a behavioral scientist, who graduated from the Radboud University in Nijmegen in 2013. After her study, she gained experience in legislation and organization of care within the Netherlands. However, she missed the opportunity to contribute in improving quality of care and found her new challenge as a researcher. In 2019 she started her PhD trajectory focusing on recognizing and discussing depression and anxiety in adults with visual impairment. In her research she examines how depression and anxiety in adults with visiual impairment are currently recognized and discussed, and what tools can be offered to improve detection and discussion of mental health problems.
What makes doing research interesting and challenging for her?
Edine appreciates the opportunity to look at how recognizing and discussing depression and anxiety can be improved, based on the experiences of adults with visual impairment and healthcare professionals. The different components related to research make her work challenging and enables her to constantly learn in the process.