Dr. C. (Cretien) van Campen
Chief Scientific Strategist
Research interests: quality of life, health and happiness, demand for care, the elderly, people with disabilities
Telephone: +31 6 1513 4043
E-mail: c.van.campen (at) scp.nl
Cretien van Campen studied Psychology, with the subsidiaries Cultural Studies and Philosophy, at the universities of Nijmegen and Utrecht. He obtained his doctorate at the Art History department in Utrecht. He worked as a researcher in the field of quality of life and care at the Netherlands institute for health services research (NIVEL), Maastricht University and the university VU Amsterdam, and as an associate lecturer in Innovation with Older People at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. He has worked for the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP) since 1998 and is member of numerous advisory boards and research committees.
Cretien carries out research on quality of life and course of life in several domains of life. Starting from the perspective of the individual, his research is concerned with which aspects of life contribute to happiness in older people. In addition to the contribution made by health and care, his research focuses on the combined impact of learning, working, participation and society on people’s course of life. He has published a number of respected books, reports and articles on these topics, both nationally and internationally. He is much in demand as a speaker and regularly contributes to the public debate on issues relating to the ageing population.
Campen, C. van (ed.). Frail older persons in the Netherlands. The Hague: SCP.
Campen, C. van & M. Cardol. When work and satisfaction with life do not go hand in hand: Health barriers and personal resources in the participation of people with chronic physical disabilities. Social Science & Medicine, 69 (2009), pp. 56-60.
C. van Campen (ed.), Values on a Grey Scale. Elderly Policy monitor 2008, The Hague: SCP (2008)
C. van Campen, 'The importance of being healthy: Changing views on the 'good life' in The Netherlands since 1945', in: J. Stam en R. Veenhoven (red.), Quality of Life and Happiness of People in Japan and the Netherlands, p. 62-71, Amsterdam: KIT Publishers (2007)
C. van Campen en J. Iedema, 'Are persons with physical disabilities who participate in society healthier and happier? Structural equation modelling of objective participation and subjective well-being', Quality of Life Research, vol. 16, nr. 4, p. 635-645 (2007)