Doctor Marijke Welvaert

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Dr Marijke Welvaert

Research Fellow, Biostatistics

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Marijke's passion is translating numbers into stories and she collaborates with Lifeblood researchers to use the best statistical practice possible for their research. Being an applied statistician, she has collaborated across many research domains ranging from environmental sciences, to sport and exercise, to social and health sciences. This breadth of experience has given her extensive expertise in good statistical practice which she now applies within Lifeblood.

As a long-time plasma donor, Marijke is excited to be working on the inside of the organisation and assist in further the understanding of keeping our donors healthy and our products safe.

  • SSA Horizons Lecture (2023)




Key publications

An international comparison of haemoglobin deferral models for blood banking.
Vinkenoog M, Toivonen J, Brits T, de Clippel D, Compernolle V, Karki S, Welvaert M, Meulenbeld A, van den Hurk K, van Rosmalen J, Lesaffre E, Arvas M, and Janssen M
Vox Sanguinis
118(6): 430-439
*Behavioural treatment strategies improve adherence to lifestyle intervention programmes in adults with obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Burgess E, Hassmen P, Welvaert M, and Pumpa KL
Clinical Obesity
7(2) 105-114
Assessing proprioception in an older population: reliability of a protocol based on Active Movement Extent Discrimination.
Antcliff S, Welvaert M, Witchalls J, Wallwork SB, and Waddington G
Perceptual and Motor Skills
128(5) 2075-2096
*Limits of use of social media for monitoring biosecurity events.
Welvaert M, Al-Ghattas O, Cameron M, and Caley P
12(2) e0172457
*On the definition of signal-to-noise ratio and contrast-to-noise ratio for fMRI data.
Welvaert M and Rosseel Y
PloS One
8(11) e77089

* This research was completed prior to starting with Lifeblood