Bauke Koekkoek

Associate Professor of Social Psychiatry & Mental Health Nursing, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen

Bauke trained as RN (1997), community psychiatric nurse (2000), and advanced nurse specialist (2005). He obtained his PhD in social sciences in 2011, following a number of studies into so-called ‘difficult patients’ in mental health services. He earned a Master degree in epidemiology in 2010 and became Associate Professor at the HAN University in 2011. Since, he has been working on system-wide improvement of services for people with severe mental disorders, hoping to achieve better outcomes for services users and society as a whole. His work with Dutch police accelerated after the 2017 publication of a book on mental disorders and health services from a public health service.