About MenoPause Consortium

The MenoPause Consortium is working towards more healthy and productive years for perimenopausal women. In the consortium, researchers, doctors, lifestyle experts, perimenopausal women and other stakeholders work together to better identify the adverse effects of the menopause transition and develop strategies to prevent these adverse effects.

Themes

The study on the effects of the menopause transition is divided into the themes ‘Sleep & Mental Health’, ‘Physical Health’ and ‘Labour’.




Research institutes


Coordination

Peter Bisschop

Peter Bisschop

Prof. dr. Peter Bisschop is a consultant endocrinologist at Amsterdam UMC

Astrid Bakker

Prof. dr. Astrid Bakker is biologist at Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam

Kimberley Rentner

Dr. Kimberley Rentner is grant consultant and project manager at Amsterdam UMC


Sleep and mental health

Birit Broekman

Prof. dr. Birit Broekman is psychiatrist at OLVG and Amsterdam UMC

Eus van Someren

Susan Picavet


Physical health

The Physical Health theme is divided into the sub-themes “Diabetes Mellitus,” “Cardiovascular Disease,” and “Osteoporosis.


Diabetes Mellitus

Sarah Siegelaar

Dr. Sarah Siegelaar is consultant endocrinologist at Amsterdam UMC

Eveline Bruinstroop

Dr. Eveline Bruinstroop is consultant endocrinologist at Amsterdam UMC

Irene van Valkengoed

Dr. Irene Valkengoed is social epidemiologist at Amsterdam UMC

Peter Bisschop

Prof. dr. Peter Bisschop is consultant endocrinologist at Amsterdam UMC

Richard Jaspers


Cardiovascular disease

Maryam Kavousi

Jeanine Roeters van Lennep


Osteoporosis

Astrid

Prof. dr. Astrid Bakker is biologist at Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam

Annegreet Vlug

Dr. Annegreet Vlug is consultant endocrinologist at Medisch Centrum Jan van Goyen and OLVG

Fernando Rivadeneira

Peter Bisschop

Prof. dr. Peter Bisschop is consultant endocrinologist at Amsterdam UMC


Labour

Karen Nieuwenhuijsen

Dr. Karen Nieuwenhuijsen is scientist Work and Health at Amsterdam UMC…

Sandra van Oostrom

Dr. Sandra van Oostrom is epidemiologist Work and Health at RIVM

Irene van Valkengoed

Dr. Irene Valkengoed is social epidemiologist at Amsterdam UMC

Karin Proper

Prof. dr. Karin Proper is epidemiologist and professor of Labour & Health promotion at RIVM and Amsterdam UMC


Communication and societal impact

Dorenda van Dijken

Dorenda van Dijken is gynaecologist at OLVG

Fedde Scheele

John Dierx

Dr. John Dierx is lecturer Equal Opportunities for Healthy Choices at Avans Hogeschool


Funding

The Menopause Consortium is funded by the NWA-ORC programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO; project number 1518.22.104).


Co-funders & cooperation partners