About

Summary of qualifications of Inge van Nistelrooij (1967)

  • An expert in the field of care ethics, launched by her awarded MA-thesis on the ethics of care in 1995.
  • Strong focus on conceptual research, educated by the disciplines of theology, philosophy (phenomenology, hermeneutics, ethics), political theory, feminist theory and care ethics.
  • An inspiring lecturer, trainer, advisor, writer and publicist on care ethics in the academic as well as the institutional, professional field and for audiences of informal caregivers.
  • Academic interests: keeping the tension alive between theory & qualitative empirical research.
  • Research interests: care ethics & phenomenology, maternal theory & birth narratives & birth practices, institutional practices of ethical reflection & case deliberation that include patients & family, nonverbal inquiry.
  • Demonstrated experience in academic publishing and acquisition of research funds.
  • Ability to perform well in complex analyses, multidisciplinary research groups, and under time pressure.

Personal Information

LinkedIn: nl.linkedin.com/in/ingevannistelrooy

Professional website: http://www.ingevannistelrooij.com

Professional Experience

Dec. 2013 – present: Assistant Professor, Care Ethics & Policy, University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht, the Netherlands.

  • Coordinator (together with colleague Merel Visse) of the Care-Ethical Research Consortium (CERC), an international network initialized by prof. dr. Joan Tronto and prof. dr. Carlo Leget. Its inaugural conference was held at Portland (OR) US, September 2018, on Care Ethics and Precarity. Click here for more information on Consortium and the 2020 Conference in Ottawa (October).
  • Cofounder (together with colleague Joanna Wojtkowiak PhD) of the research network Concerning Maternity, that promotes academic research into the ethical and existential questions during (or previous to) pregnancy, child birth and childcare. For this, the network organizes symposia and meets regularly.
  • Teaching (Pre)master courses at the Master Care Ethics and Policy. Courses: Research Seminar (Premaster), Introduction Care Ethics (Master), Ethical Competencies in Care and Welfare Institutions (Master). Teaching and chairing Graduate School sessions of the Care Ethics Research Network. Teaching topics: academic care-ethical research; the constitutive role of context, relationality, affectivity, power, the body, meaning and sense for an ethics of care; new (American and European) developments within care ethics, spirituality within care-giving, philosophical background to care ethical insights (Aristotelean ethics, practice theory, phenomenology, hermeneutics, feminist theory, epistemology, political theory).
  • Supervising Premaster, Master and PhD students. Topics: maternity (experiences of hospital births; birth plans; natality theories; experiences / narratives of mothers of children with (severe / muliple) impairments; experiences of mothers concerning their motherhood while having a chronic illness); relational identity and practices; social inclusion; affectivity; Shared Decision Making and the role of family; embodied care and the body as source of knowledge; informal care & care policy, political care-ethical theory; ethical reflection in institutional care.
  • Researching and publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals (see publications).
  • Guest lecturer at Drew University, NJ, USA, for the Medical Humanities program in the Caspersen School of Graudate Studies, with M. Visse PhD (2020-present).
  • Visiting professor at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule (PTHV), Vallendar, Germany, with prof dr Helen Kohlen (2016-present).
  • Senior lecturer in the post-doctoral program ‘Ethics in the Health Care Sector’, Nijmegen: Radboud Academic Medical Center (2015-present).
  • Member of the ethics committee of the Dutch Union of Nurses (V&VN) (2015-present).
  • Member of the expert group that advises on research into ‘cross domain’ care, i.e. three pilots in Dutch elderly care that provide care that transcends the distinct traditional care systems of informal, home, and institutionalized care. The research is carried out by research bureau Significant. The expert group consists of researchers and advisors from the Ministry of VWS (Health care, Public Health & Sports), RIVM, Tilburg University, and University of Humanistic Studies (IvN) (2018-2020).
  • Daily management of research project into the experiences of young people with Mild Intellectual Disabilities (MID) who live in ordinary neighborhoods. Collaboration between municipality of Loon op Zand, Prisma (care organization for people with intellectual disabilities) and University of Humanistic Studies. Main author of final report. Project supervisor: Merel Visse PhD. (2017).
  • Editor in chief of the English website on care ethics: care-ethics.org and the Dutch website on care ethics: zorgethiek.nu (2015-2019).
  • Co-operating with colleagues in writing and submission processes for grant proposals.
  • Supervising and direct colleagues: prof. dr. Carlo Leget (chair of our group), dr. Merel Visse, dr. Alistair Niemeijer, dr. Els van Wijngaarden, dr. Vivianne Baur, dr. Pieter Dronkers, prof. dr. Laurens ten Kate, Marieke Potma MA, Marc Haufe MA, Rodante van der Waal ReMA, prof. dr. Joke van Saane (rector of university).

Sept 2008 – Aug 2013: PhD Student (external), KNR (National Secretariat of the Dutch Religious Institutes) in cooperation with the chair Ethics of Care and Policy, Tilburg University / University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht
Supervised by prof. dr. F.J.H. Vosman.

  • Performing a multidisciplinary conceptual study into ‘self-sacrifice’ by the caregiver, drawing from literature, ethics of care, phenomenology, political theory, theology. Result: Inge van Nistelrooij, Sacrifice. A care-ethical reappraisal of sacrifice and self-sacrifice, Leuven: Peeters, 2015 (Ethics of Care-series, Vol. 4) and other publications (see publications).
  • Member and frequent moderator of the research group ‘Care and contested coherence’.
  • Co-moderator of the group of junior researchers in three weekly educational and co-learning gatherings.
  • Member of the editorial board of the websites zorgethiek.nu / www.ethicsofcare.org
  • Member of the intra-academic research group in interdisciplinary and Interreligious field on ‘The New Fascination of Sacrifice. An Interdisciplinary and Interreligious Research Project’, resulting in a publication (see publication list).

Jan 2003 – Sept 2008: Staff member at Reliëf, Christian association of care institutions, Utrecht

  • Professional teacher, trainer, and advisor in (medical and care) ethics, ethics policy, moral deliberation, institutional identity, mostly in ‘in company’ training or advisory settings.
  • Teaching and coaching of multidisciplinary ethics committees and teams in hospitals, palliative care, elderly care, care for intellectually disabled persons, GP’s.
  • Publishing of articles and books on the ethics of care for care professionals (mainly non-academic).

Aug 2000 – Dec 2002 Staff member KNR, Conference of Dutch Religious Orders and Congregations, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

  • Studying spiritual traditions for presentations in gatherings.
  • Supervising study groups of (female) religious, resulting in activities such as: a website on the balance between contemplation and action, publication of a booklet on new religious movements, conferences on religious community life and the spiritual heritage in the societal fields of education, care and welfare who published booklets and a (Dutch) website on action and contemplation.

Aug 1995 – Aug 2000 Staff member SRKK, Secretariat of the Roman-Catholic Bishop’s Conference

  • Secretary of two advisory committees; as such preparing and elaborating policy advice on societal questions such as poverty, peace, social justice, environmental issues, multicultural integration, the socio-political position of women and the debate on women and ministry; maintaining and extending the Catholic and ecumenical network.

Grant acquisition

  • Fellowship granted by the Catherina Halkes Trust (€ 4.500,-) for preparation of research grant on ‘Maternity’.
  • ZonMW-grant (€ 130.000,-) voor CARE-study: Controversies surrounding Autonomy and Responsibility: a care-Ethical study into the mother-midwife relation; a study into ‘Respectful Ma­ternity Care’ (Project number 854011008).
  • University of Humanistic Studies starting grant (€ 5.000,-) for interdisciplinary research project ‘Concerning Maternity’ together with Joanna Wojtkowiak PhD. Collaborative project between Chair Humanistic Spiritual Counselor and Chair Care Ethics, restulted in 3 international conferences ‘Concerning Maternity’, Part I, II, and III, with (inter)national speakers prof dr Susan Crowther, prof dr Christina Schues, prof dr Mavis Kirkham, prof dr Stella Villarmea, dr Jonna Bornemark, Baharez Goodarzi PhD, prof dr Lisa Baraitser, Rodante van der Waal ReMA, Joanna Wojtkowiak PhD and Inge van Nistelrooij PhD. Result is the establishment of international research network ‘Concerning Maternity’.
  • Research grant from various funds for PhD Study (€ 287.000,-)

Education

2019: Post-academic ‘Hermeneutic Phenomenology Methodology Course’, University of Central Lancashire, Preston (UK)

2014: Academic teaching diploma (BKO), qualification to teach Master and Graduate students

2008-2013: PhD study at Tilburg University / University of Humanistic Studies Utrecht, group Ethics of Care and Policy (see below, professional experience)

2009: Course ‘Academic Writing in English’ (Tilburg University)

1986-1995: Theology Doctorate (cum laude) at Tilburg Theological Faculty, specialization in Moral Theology. Thesis on Care Ethics from a philosophical and theological perspective, awarded with the Tilburg University Thesis Award and published as a book (see publication list)

1992-1993: Post graduate teaching diploma, qualification to teach theology / religion to senior secondary pupils and high school students

1980-1986: Atheneum A at Mgr. Zwijsen College (Veghel)