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 (34)

"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.

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.

De-intensification of blood glucose lowering medication in people identified as being over-treated:A mixed methods study

Hart Huberta E., Ditzel Kim, Rutten Guy E., de Groot Esther, Seidu Samuel, Khunti Kamlesh, Vos Rimke C. 18 okt 2019, In: Patient Preference and Adherence. 13 , p. 1775-1783 9 p.

Optimisation of telephone triage of callers with symptoms suggestive of acute cardiovascular disease in out-of-hours primary care:observational design of the Safety First study

Erkelens Daphne Ca, Wouters Loes Tcm, Zwart Dorien Lm, Damoiseaux Roger Amj, De Groot Esther, Hoes Arno W, Rutten Frans H 1 jul 2019, In: BMJ Open. 9

Understanding the Broker Role of Clinician-Scientists:A Realist Review on How They Link Research and Practice

Barry Margot, de Groot Esther, Baggen Yvette, Smalbrugge Martin, Moolenaar Nienke, Bartelink Marie Louise E.L., Damoiseaux Roger A.M.J., Scherpbier Nynke, Kluijtmans Manon 4 jun 2019, In: Academic Medicine. 94 , p. 1589-1598 10 p.

Facilitators and barriers to brokering between research and care by senior clinical-scientists in general practice and elderly care medicine

Bartelink Marie-Louise El, Baggen Yvette, Stevens Diede E, Smalbrugge Martin, Scherpbier Nynke, Damoiseaux Roger Amj, de Groot Esther 12 feb 2019, In: Education for Primary Care. 30 , p. 80-87 8 p.

The Feasibility of Longitudinal Patient Contacts in a Large Medical School

Mol Sl Saskia, H Carrie Chen, Steerneman Anke, de Groot Esther, Zwart Dorien L M 15 dec 2018, In: Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 31 , p. 178-185 8 p.

Eliciting tacit knowledge:The potential of a reflective approach to video-stimulated interviewing

van Braak Marije, de Groot Esther, Veen Mario, Welink Lisanne, Giroldi Esther dec 2018, In: Perspectives on Medical Education. 7 , p. 386-393

Factors Related to Physician Clinical Decision-Making for African-American and Hispanic Patients:a Qualitative Meta-Synthesis

Breathett Khadijah, Jones Jacqueline, Lum Hillary D, Koonkongsatian Dawn, Jones Christine D, Sanghvi Urvi, Hoffecker Lilian, McEwen Marylyn, Daugherty Stacie L, Blair Irene V, Calhoun Elizabeth, de Groot Esther, Sweitzer Nancy K, Peterson Pamela N dec 2018, In: Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities. 5 , p. 1215-1229

All Research Output (34)