Pieterbas Lalleman

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Pieterbas Lalleman PhD RN (1975) defended his PhD thesis called Leadership as blended care: on daily work of nurse middle managers in hospitals  in November 2017. The theses describes the clinical leadership practices of nurse middle managers in hospitals in the Netherlands and the United States.

Since then Lalleman is working on several themes in this line of research. Key are the clinical nursing leadership practices at the frontline of care (hospitals, long-term care and mental health). Moreover, Lalleman focusses on challenges and issues regarding nursing governance structures and best practice models such as Magnet™, nursing councils and the positioning of the Chief Nursing Officer. With special interest we explore nurses clinical leadership development trajectories which focus on patient safety and quality of patient care.

Besides Lalleman his position at HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht he works as a graduate thesis supervisor at Clinical Health Sciences of Utrecht University in Utrecht and at the Erasmus School of Healthcare Management and Policy of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He coordinates the elective course Leadership in Healthcare at Clinical Health Sciences of Utrecht University and is course director of the international summerschool course Leadership in Healthcare which is offered in close collaboration with Elevate. Lalleman also works as a partime nurse for a home care organization called Buurtzorg.


  • 2001-2004 Master Policy, Communication and Organization at VU University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Amsterdam
  • 1995-2000 Bachelor of Nursing (dual-track) University of Applied Sciences InHolland, Diemen / Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam
  • 1988-1995 VWO Lorentz College Arnhem

Honors and awards

  • 2017 Awarded startup capital for launching website www.verpleegkundigleiderschap.nu from ZonMw.
  • 2010-2011 Sia RAAK International research subsidy “Excellent Nursing Care: Magnet in the Lowlands”  awarded € 260.344,-


  • 2014-present Board Member Florence Nightingale Institute (Institute for History on Nursing Profession, Education and Research)
  • 2013-2015 Sigma Theta Tau International Rho Chi – appointed as counselor for Institute of Nursing Studies, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
  • 2008 Sigma Theta Tau International Rho Chi – Inducted as Member
  • 2000-2002 Board Member Johannes Wier Foundation for Human Rights in Healthcare

Other positions:

  • Board member Florence Nightingale Institute
  • Thesis supervisor at Clinical Health Sciences, Utrecht University
  • Course coordinator Leadership in Healthcare at Clinical Health Sciences, Utrecht University
  • Course director summerschool course Leadership in Healthcare at Utrecht Summerschool and Utrecht University
  • Thesis supervisor at Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University
  • Parttime district nurse at Buurtzorg

Presentations (our selection out of 90)

  • New Strategic Clinical Nurse Leaders: on habitus and leadership. Erasmus Centrum voor Zorgbestuur, course New Nursing Leadership, Rotterdam (invitational) | January 2017
  • Post-doc nursing leadership development: towards a sociology of nursing work. 'Leadership Mentoring in Nursing Research' (LMNR) ZonMw. Zeist. (invitational). | December 2016
  • Development of a nationwide blended nursing leadership course: European Nursing Congress, pre conference on nursing leadership (chair). Rotterdam | October 2016
  • District nursing: on power, influence and clinical leadership. Ambassadors of District Nursing (ZonMw), Utrecht | September 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
  • The Chief Nursing/Medical/Executive Officer as Anthropologist: understanding the nursing logic.  Sioo and Edelenbos Executive Partners, Amersfoort (invitational) | March 2015
  • Professionals in the Lead: on nurse middle managers leadership and habitus. Symposium at Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Institute, Amsterdam (invitational) | February 2015
  • Nurse Leaders; hindering and helping factors. Medilex symposium on Nurse Leadership Development, Amersfoort (invitational) | May 2014
  • Nursing and the influence on daily work. Nurses Day symposium Radboud UMC, Nijmegen | May 2014
  • Shadowing Nurse Managers: from research method to management development. Symposium Shadowing as Practice at Warwick Business School Warwick United Kingdom  | March 2014
  • Nursing Specialist as boundary spanner between Management-Research-Operations. National Congress Dutch Nurses Association Nursing Specialist, Papendal Arnhem (invitational)   | October 2013
  • Magnet and Excellent care: facilitators for nursing Leadership? National Symposium from dreaming to acting, Rotterdam (invitational) | September 2013
  • Nurse Manager Leadership: an exploration. Symposium on Nurse Managers Daily Work: Pace University, New York, United States | May 2012
  • Nurse Managers Daily work: a collaborative search for successful repertoires. Good Work Conference: the Ethics of Craftsmanship  at University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht | October 2012
  • On shadowing and nursing leadership: an exploration. Annual Performance Improvement Symposium at Elmhurst Hospital Center New York, United States (invitational)  | November 2011
  • Nurses and Nurse Managers: different tribes? Sioo and Boer & Croon Executive Training, Amersfoort (invitational)  | October 2010


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