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 (42)

Reliability of the mixing ability test testing masticatory performance in patients with head and neck cancer and healthy controls

Vermaire Jorine A, Weinberg Florine M, Raaijmakers Cornelis P J, Verdonck-de Leeuw Irma M, Terhaard Chris H J, Speksnijder Caroline M aug 2020, In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 47 , p. 961-966 6 p.

Masticatory performance and oral health-related quality of life in edentulous maxillectomy patients:A cross-sectional study to compare implant-supported obturators and conventional obturators

Buurman Doke J M, Speksnijder Caroline M, Engelen Britt H B T, Kessler Peter mei 2020, In: Clinical Oral Implants Research. 31 , p. 405-416 12 p.

Tongue function and its influence on masticatory performance in patients treated for oral cancer:a five-year prospective study

de Groot Reilly J., Merkx Matthias A.W., Hamann Merel N.S., Brand Henk S., de Haan Anton F.J., Rosenberg Antoine J.W.P., Speksnijder Caroline M. 1 mrt 2020, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 28 , p. 1491-1501 11 p.

An international perspective on integrating physiotherapists in oncology care

Stuiver Martijn M, Stout Nicole L, Dennett Amy M, Speksnijder Caroline M, Campbell Kristin L okt 2019, In: Journal of physiotherapy. 65 , p. 186-188 3 p.

Functional Outcomes and Quality of Life After Segmental Mandibulectomy and Reconstruction with a Reconstruction Plate or Bone Graft Compared to a Digitally Planned Fibula Free Flap

de Groot Reilly J, Rieger Jana M, Chuka Richelle, Rosenberg Antoine Jwp, Merkx Matthias Aw, Speksnijder Caroline M 6 sep 2019, In: The International Journal of Prosthodontics. 32 , p. 393-401 9 p.

The diagnostic accuracy of headache measurement instruments:A systematic review and meta-analysis focusing on headaches associated with musculoskeletal symptoms

van der Meer Hedwig A., Visscher Corine M., Vredeveld Tom, Nijhuis van der Sanden Maria W.G., HH Engelbert Raoul, Speksnijder Caroline M. 1 sep 2019, In: Cephalalgia. 39 , p. 1313-1332 20 p.

Psychosocial predictors for pain outcomes in patients with temporomandibular disorders and headaches

Van Der Meer Hedwig, Tol Cornel, Speksnijder Caroline, Visscher Corine sep 2019, In: Cephalalgia. 39 , p. 297-298

Masticatory ability improves after maxillary implant overdenture treatment: A randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up

Boven Geessien C., Speksnijder Caroline M., Meijer Henny J. A., Vissink Arjan, Raghoebar Gerry M. apr 2019, In: Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research. 21 , p. 369-376 8 p.

Articular soft tissue injuries associated with mandibular condyle fractures and the effects on oral function

Weinberg F M, Speksnijder C M, Forouzanfar T, Rosenberg A J W P 14 feb 2019, In: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 48 , p. 746-758 13 p.

Is masticatory performance affected after a unilateral condylar fracture? A cross-sectional study

Rozeboom Antoinette, Speksnijder Caroline, Dubois Leander, Lobbezoo Frank, Koutris Michail, de Lange Jan 1 okt 2018, In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 45 , p. 777-782 6 p.

All Research Output (42)