dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder

dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder

Associate Professor
dr. C.M. (Caroline) Speksnijder
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics and Special Dental Care
  • Department of Head and Neck Oncology
  • Julius Center Research Program Cancer

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



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 (56)

Mastication, swallowing, and salivary flow in patients with head and neck cancer:objective tests versus patient-reported outcomes

Vermaire Jorine A, Raaijmakers Cornelis P J, Verdonck-de Leeuw Irma M, Jansen Femke, Leemans C René, Terhaard Chris H J, Speksnijder Caroline M dec 2021, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 29 , p. 7793-7803 11 p.

Reliability of the 100 mL water swallow test in patients with head and neck cancer and healthy subjects

Vermaire Jorine A, Terhaard Chris H J, Verdonck-de Leeuw Irma M, Raaijmakers Cornelis P J, Speksnijder Caroline M aug 2021, In: Head & neck. 43 , p. 2468-2476 9 p.

Mandibular range of motion in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis with and without clinically established temporomandibular joint involvement and in healthy children: a cross-sectional study

de Sonnaville Willemijn F C, Speksnijder Caroline M, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, Verkouteren Daan R C, Wulffraat Nico W, Steenks Michel H, Rosenberg Antoine J W P 3 jul 2021, In: Pediatric Rheumatology. 19

Maximum bite force in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis with and without clinical established temporomandibular joint involvement and in healthy children: a cross-sectional study

de Sonnaville Willemijn, Speksnijder Caroline, Zuithoff NPA, Verkouteren Daan, Wulffraat Nico M., Steenks MH, Rosenberg AJWP jul 2021, In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 48 , p. 774-784 11 p.

Nutritional interventions in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing chemoradiotherapy:Current practice at the Dutch Head and Neck Oncology centres

Kok Annemieke, van der Lugt Carlijn, Leermakers-Vermeer Marja J., de Roos Nicole M., Speksnijder Caroline M., de Bree Remco 2021, In: European Journal of Cancer Care.

Effects of physical therapy for temporomandibular disorders on headache pain intensity:A systematic review

van der Meer Hedwig A, Calixtre Leticia B, Engelbert Raoul H H, Visscher Corine M, Nijhuis-van der Sanden Maria Wg, Speksnijder Caroline M dec 2020, In: Musculoskeletal Science and Practice. 50

A pilot study of masticatory function after maxillectomy comparing rehabilitation with an obturator prosthesis and reconstruction with a digitally planned, prefabricated, free, vascularized fibula flap

de Groot Reilly J, Rieger Jana M, Rosenberg Antoine J W P, Merkx Matthias A W, Speksnijder Caroline M nov 2020, In: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. 124 , p. 616-622 7 p.

Mastication in maxillectomy patients:A comparison between reconstructed maxillae and implant supported obturators: A cross-sectional study

Buurman Doke J M, Speksnijder Caroline M, de Groot Reilly J, Kessler Peter, Rieger Jana M 1 sep 2020, In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 47 , p. 1171-1177 7 p.

Reproducibility of measurements on physical performance in head and neck cancer survivors; measurements on maximum mouth opening, shoulder and neck function, upper and lower body strength, level of physical mobility, and walking ability

van Hinte Gerben, Leijendekkers Ruud A, Te Molder Bram, Jansen Lizzy, Bol Corinda, Merkx Matthias A W, Takes Robert, Nijhuis-van der Sanden Maria W G, Speksnijder Caroline M sep 2020, In: PLoS ONE. 15 , p. 1-16

Reliability and Agreement of 3D Anthropometric Measurements in Facial Palsy Patients Using a Low-Cost 4D Imaging System

Harkel Timen C Ten, Vinayahalingam Shankeeth, Ingels Koen J A O, Berge Stefaan J, Maal Thomas J J, Speksnijder Caroline M aug 2020, In: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 28 , p. 1817-1824 8 p.

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