Martje van der Wal, postdoc researcher at LiU

Martje van der Wal is working as a post doc researcher at Department of Social and Welfare Martje van der Wal Studies from the University of Linkoping since 2013. She is involved in the studies in our team on thirst in heart failure patients and in the TALK-HF study on discussing prognosis and end of life at the HF clinic. For that study, she collected data at the Dutch HF clinics.

Martje van der Wal is a nurse and a PhD who is working at the department of Cardiology at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands. She is working as a HF nurse and project assistant were she is involved in several pojects concerning the improvement of care of cardiac patients.

She received her PhD at the UMCG with her thesis ‘Compliance in heart failure patients; who cares?’. She was one of the researchers of the Dutch multicenter COACH trial on the effect of education and counselling in heart failure. She was supervisor of 2 PhD students on compliance and delay in heart failure patients and telemedecine.

The upcoming year(s) she is planning to work with the LiU team on research projects and come to Linköping and Norrköping several times a year.