Dr Rik van Eekelen

Dr Rik van Eekelen

Utrecht University

Dr. Rik van Eekelen is from the Netherlands and was trained as a health scientist, epidemiologist and biostatistician at Utrecht University. He received his doctorate in April this year and is currently a postdoc at the Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam. His research has a strong focus on applied epidemiology in the field of (sub)fertility and survival i.e. time to pregnancy data. During his PhD, he worked on dynamic prediction models to be able to counsel unexplained sub-fertile couples on their chances of pregnancy throughout their stressful journey in reproductive medicine. He also works as a research consultant and is Editor for the Cochrane Collaboration Gynaecology and Fertility group. During Rik’s stay in Australia, he will be working with Professor Ben-Willem Mol on the effect of oil-based contrast fluid versus water-based fluid during a diagnostic procedure in sub-fertile women.