dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder

Associate Professor

  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics and Special Dental Care
  • Department of Head and Neck Oncology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder

Research Programs


In 1998 Caroline Speksnijder obtained her degree in Physical Therapy at Rotterdam University, her MSc degree of Human Movement Sciences as well as Epidemiology at Maastricht University in 2002, and her MMPT degree of Orofacial Physical Therapy in 2008. In May 2011 Caroline obtained her PhD on her thesis ‘Function after oral oncological intervention, reconstruction and rehabilitation’ at the University of Utrecht (UU). From that time she works as a senior researcher at UMC Utrecht and Radboudumc Nijmegen.

The focus of her research is on head and neck cancer, functioning of head and neck, and physical therapy. She develops a new augmented reality training to study orofacial motor control and is leader of international development of Patient Reported Outcome Measurements in the Head and Neck area. Caroline’s teaching experience includes courses in epidemiology as well as physical therapy.

Research Output (40)

What is important in transdisciplinary pain neuroscience education?:A qualitative study

Wijma Amarins J., Speksnijder Caroline M., Crom-Ottens Astrid F., Knulst-Verlaan J. M.Corine, Keizer Doeke, Nijs Jo, van Wilgen C. Paul sep 2018, In: Disability and Rehabilitation. 40 , p. 2181-2191 11 p.

Factors influencing neck and shoulder function after oral oncology treatment:a five-year prospective cohort study in 113 patients

van Hinte Gerben, Wetzels Jan Willem G.H., Merkx Matthias A.W., de Haan Anton F.J., Koole Ron, Speksnijder Caroline M. 1 jan 2018, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 27 , p. 2553-2560 8 p.

Masticatory function and related factors after oral oncological treatment:a 5-year prospective study

de Groot Reilly J., Wetzels Jan Willem, Merkx Matthias A.W., Rosenberg Antoine J.W.P., de Haan Anton F.J., van der Bilt Andries, Abbink Jan H., Speksnijder Caroline M. 1 jan 2018, In: Head and Neck. 41 , p. 216-224 9 p.

The association between a mixing ability test and patient reported chewing ability in patients treated for oral malignancies

de Groot Reilly J., Rosenberg Antoine J.W.P., van der Bilt Andries, Aalto Daniel, Merkx Matthias A.W., Speksnijder Caroline M. 1 jan 2018, In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 46 , p. 140-150 11 p.

Women in Translational Medicine: Tools to Break the Glass Ceiling

Bots Sophie H., Zuidgeest Mira G. P., Gohar Aisha, Eikendal Anouk L. M., Petrelli Alessandra, van Os-Medendorp Harmieke, van der Schaaf Marieke F., van Sorge Nina M., van Wijk Myriam, Middendorp Sabine, Speksnijder Caroline M., Klipstein-Grobusch Kerstin, Seyfert-Margolis Vicky, Mollema Esther, van Wijk Femke, den Ruijter Hester M. 2018, In: Frontiers in medicine. 5

Depth accuracy of the RealSense F200:Low-cost 4D facial imaging

Ten Harkel Timen C., Speksnijder Caroline M., Van Der Heijden Ferdinand, Beurskens Carien H.G., Ingels Koen J.A.O., Maal Thomas J J 1 dec 2017, In: Scientific Reports. 7

Demographic, clinical, lifestyle-related, and social-cognitive correlates of physical activity in head and neck cancer survivors

Buffart Laurien M., de Bree Remco, Altena Martine, van der Werff Sophie, Drossaert Constance H.C., Speksnijder Caroline M., van den Brekel Michiel W., Jager-Wittenaar Harriët, Aaronson Neil K., Stuiver Martijn M. 18 nov 2017, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 26 , p. 1447-1456 10 p.

Development and psychometric validation of the headache screening questionnaire – Dutch Version

van der Meer Hedwig A., Visscher Corine M., Engelbert Raoul H.H., Mulleners Wim M., Nijhuis-van der Sanden Maria W. G., Speksnijder Caroline M. 1 okt 2017, In: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 31 , p. 52-61 10 p.

The reliability and measurement error of protractor-based goniometry of the fingers:A systematic review

van Kooij Yara E., Fink Alexandra, Nijhuis-van der Sanden Maria W., Speksnijder Caroline M. okt 2017, In: Journal of Hand Therapy. 30 , p. 457-467

The Association between Headaches and Temporomandibular Disorders is Confounded by Bruxism and Somatic Complaints

van der Meer Hedwig A., Speksnijder Caroline M., Engelbert Raoul, Lobbezoo Frank, Nijhuis – van der Sanden Maria W G, Visscher Corine M. sep 2017, In: Clinical Journal of Pain. 33 , p. 835-843

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