dr. E. (Esther) de Groot

Assistant Professor

  • Department of General Practice

dr. E. (Esther) de Groot


After a master in molecular biology, I became an educationalist, worked as an (e)-learning consultant, and wrote my thesis about lifelong learning of veterinary professionals. At present, I am a researcher in the learning sciences within the medical domain.

Interests and Focus

I investigate how (upcoming) medical professionals learn at the workplace and how their professional performance could be supported and enhanced. Questions about informal interprofessional collaborative learning of professionals, especially for the purpose of connecting evidence, patient values and clinical expertise (EBM), are my primary research focus. I look at learning processes that occur at boundaries:

  • between professionals from different disciplines,
  • between professionals and lay people,
  • and between researchers and clinicians.

My work helps to realise sound interventions which facilitate learning in organisations and contributes to application of (biomedical) evidence.

I have a strong methodological interest in qualitative research methods. I have experience with realist reviews, video stimulated recall interviews, social network analysis and conversation analysis.


Side Activities

  • I am an associate editor of the journal BMC Medical Education. Also, I am a member of the Ethical Review board of the Dutch Association of Medical Education.

Research Output (41)

Accuracy of telephone triage in patients suspected of transient ischaemic attack or stroke:a cross-sectional study

Erkelens Daphne C, Rutten Frans H, Wouters Loes T, Dolmans L Servaas, de Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger A, Zwart Dorien L 5 dec 2020, In: BMC Family Practice. 21

Accuracy of telephone triage in primary care patients with chest discomfort:a cross-sectional study

Wouters Loes Tcm, Rutten Frans H, Erkelens Daphne Ca, De Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger Amj, Zwart Dorien Lm aug 2020, In: Open Heart. 7 , p. e001376

Limited reliability of experts' assessment of telephone triage in primary care patients with chest discomfort

Erkelens D C, Rutten F H, Wouters L T, de Groot E, Damoiseaux R A, Hoes A W, Zwart D L 27 jul 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 127 , p. 117-124 8 p.

Chest discomfort at night and risk of acute coronary syndrome:cross-sectional study of telephone conversations

Wouters Loes, Zwart Dorien, Erkelens Carmen, de Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger, Hoes Arno, Rutten Frans 1 jun 2020, In: The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners. 70 , p. 70

Missed acute coronary syndrome during telephone triage at out-of-hours primary care:lessons from a case-control study

Erkelens Carmen, Rutten Frans, Wouters Loes, de Groot Esther, Damoiseaux Roger, Hoes Arno, Zwart Dorien jun 2020, In: British Journal of General Practice. 70

GP trainees' perceptions on learning EBM using conversations in the workplace:a video-stimulated interview study

Welink Lisanne S, de Groot Esther, Pype Peter, Van Roy Kaatje, van den Wittenboer Iris D, Bartelink Marie-Louise E L, Damoiseaux Roger A M J 6 mei 2020, In: BMC Medical Education. 20

"Tinkering and overruling the computer decision support system:Working strategies of telephone triage-nurses who assess the urgency of callers suspected of having an acute cardiac event."

Wouters Loes T, Zwart Dorien L, Erkelens Daphne C, Huijsmans Marlies, Hoes Arno W, Damoiseaux Roger A, Rutten Frans H, de Groot Esther apr 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 29 , p. 1175-1186 12 p.

Applying evidence-based medicine in general practice:a video-stimulated interview study on workplace-based observation

Welink Lisanne S, Van Roy Kaatje, Damoiseaux Roger A M J, Suijker Hilde A, Pype Peter, de Groot Esther, Bartelink Marie-Louise E L 8 jan 2020, In: BMC Family Practice. 21

Learning from patients about patient-centredness:A realist review: BEME Guide No. 60

de Groot Esther, Schönrock-Adema Johanna, Zwart Dorien, Damoiseaux Roger, Van den Bogerd Kristin, Diemers Agnes, Grau Canét-Wittkampf Christel, Jaarsma Debbie, Mol Saskia, Bombeke Katrien 18 dec 2019, In: Medical Teacher. 42 , p. 380-392 13 p.

Bruggenbouwers tussen wetenschap en praktijk

Bartelink Marie Louise, Baggen Yvette, Stevens Diede, Smalbrugge Martin, Scherpbier Nynke, Damoiseaux Roger, de Groot Esther 1 nov 2019, In: Huisarts en Wetenschap. 62 , p. 26-29 4 p.

All Research Output (41)