Jaap van Netten

Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands

Dr. Jaap van Netten is a human movement scientist from the Netherlands, specialized in clinical research on foot disease. His research focus is on the interplay between biomechanics and behaviour in the prevention of foot ulcers and amputation. This includes real-life and laboratory gait and activity analyses, communication strategies, footwear optimization and e-health solutions for disease detection and behaviour changes.

Van Netten has research and clinical experience from academic and non-academic research settings in the Netherlands and Australia. He works as senior researcher at Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands, and has a position as adjunct associate professor at QUT, Brisbane, Australia. He also serves as scientific secretary of the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) editorial board and prevention working group, responsible for the international guidelines on diabetic foot disease.