Prof. dr. Raoul Engelbert is director of Research of the Faculty of Health of the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. He is also appointed as senior staff member of the Department of Rehabilitation of the University Hospital AMC.
He is professor in Physiotherapy (University of Amsterdam) and his focus of research is on transition of health care in complex patients. He has 13 PhD – candidates on this topic. In complex patients also children with collagen diseases are studied, especially Hypermobility Syndrome, Ehlers Danlos syndrome and Marfan Syndrome. (5 PhD trajectories). He and his team published over 100 peer reviewed articles and 200 Dutch articles. He is frequently asked as chairman or invited speaker to international conferences.
Before he was appointed in Amsterdam, he worked as a senior staff member at the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital (UMCU) in Utrecht where he was specialised in functional status and consequences of diseases in children and families with collagen diseases. He worked for 23 years with children and their parents with OI and wrote about 30 articles on this topic. In 1996, he wrote his PhD thesis on the Functional consequences of Osteogenesis in Childhood. He is member of the Medical Advisory Board of OI.