Marjolein Dieleman


Marjolein Dieleman, PHD, MSc, MPH is a senior advisor in human resources for health (HRH) and health systems research and director of KIT’s activities as a WHO collaborating center for Human Resources for Health. 

She is also Associate Professor at Amsterdam’s Vrije Universiteit, where she teaches and coordinates the Governance for Global Health module within the Master’s in Global Health Research programme. Her two main roles, as teacher and adviser/researcher, allow her to bridge between research and practice in the area of health systems and human resources for health in low and middle-income countries.

Marjolein has extensive experience in strategic human resource for health management, in policy and planning and training and in conducting action research. The areas she covers include governance and accountability, performance, and the retention and the motivation of health workers.  As part of her work, Marjolein supports partners in Sub-saharan Africa in documenting and disseminating their research and experiences in programmes to strengthen health systems. Currently, Marjolein is project leader for KIT in a consortium of seven partners working to scale-up action research with district health management teams in Malawi, Ghana and Uganda.  Additionally, she supports the World Bank in their process monitoring and evaluation of a results-based financing programme in Zimbabwe.