Dr. J.L. Hoving BSc MSc PhD

Scientific staff member (UD)
Main activities
Research into disability evaluation & management, evidence based medicine, rheumatic/chronic disases
Focus of research

Evidence based medicine and information management in occupational health / insurance medicine


Chronic diseases, rheumatic diseases, whiplash/neck.back pain and work participation

Systematic reviews, guidelines and research methodology in occupational health / insurance medicine

Vocational rehabilitation, self-management, coaching and motivational interviewing to improve work participation


Key publications
  • Hoving JL, van Zwieten MCB, van der Meer M, Sluiter JK, Frings-Dresen MHW, Work participation and arthritis: a systematic overview of challenges, adaptations and opportunities for interventions. RHEUMATOLOGY 2013;52 (7):1254-1264 [PubMed]
  • Kok R, Hoving JL, Smits PBA, Ketelaar SM, van Dijk FJH, Verbeek JH, A clinically integrated post-graduate training programme in evidence-based medicine versus 'no intervention' for improving disability evaluations: a cluster randomised clinical trial. PLOS ONE 2013;8 (3):e57256 [PubMed]
  • Hoving JL, Broekhuizen MLA, Frings-Dresen MHW, Return to work of breast cancer survivors: a systematic review of intervention studies. BMC CANCER 2009;9 (1):117 [PubMed]
  • Gross A, Miller J, D'Sylva J, Burnie SJ, Goldsmith CH, Graham N, Haines T, Brønfort G, Hoving JL, Manipulation or mobilisation for neck pain: A Cochrane Review. MANUAL THER 2010;15 (4):315-333 [PubMed]
  • Hoving JL, Lacaille D, Urquhart DM, Hannu TJ, Sluiter JK, Frings-Dresen MHW, Non-pharmacological interventions for preventing job loss in workers with inflammatory arthritis. COCHRANE DB SYST REV 2014;2014 (11):CD010208 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

Work experience:

2005 - present: assistant professor / senior researcher 

  • Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, AMC, Netherlands
  • Research Center for Insurance Medicine AMC-UMCG-UWV-VUmc, Netherlands

2001-2005: senior research fellow

  • Monash University Department of Epidemiology &Preventive Medicine (DEPM), Melbourne Australia
  • Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

1996-2001: PhD researcher

  • Institute for Research in Extramural Care (EMGO-Institute), Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre (VUmc), Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1990-1993: physical therapist

  • Rehabilitation Center “Sea Pines”, Melbourne, USA
  • SW Florida Regional Medical Center, Ft. Myers, USA




Research programmes

Prof. dr. M.H.W. Frings-Dresen (Occupational Diseases; Etiology and prevention of work-related diseases)

Prof. dr. J.K. Sluiter † (Medical selection and medical guidance of workers)

Dr. A.G.E.M. de Boer (Chronic disease and work)