Rob Riemsma PhD


Rob joined Kleijnen Systematic Reviews in 2006 as a reviews manager. He has worked as a clinical effectiveness reviewer and has undertaken and managed systematic reviews on many topics including: cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, psychological interventions and general health status measures. At KSR Rob coordinates reviews of the clinical and cost effectiveness of health care interventions for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme on behalf of a range of policy makers, including NICE.


Rob’s background is in public administration. He has worked at the Department of Psychology of Twente University in the Netherlands in health psychology with a particular emphasis on arthritis patient education programmes. Between 1999 and 2005 he worked at the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, first as a reviewer and later as a reviews manager, where he managed technology assessments undertaken on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

His research interests are in the use of systematic reviewing methods within health technology assessments, to support decision making. He has an interest in the issues around the systematic reviewing of educational interventions.



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