Since the 1st of May 2018 Miriam Verhage is working at Leyden Academy. Here Miriam researches the influence of social initiatives in the well-being and the social networks of the elderly people in Netherlands. Furthermore, Miriam does qualitative research on the image young people have of the elderly.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University Miriam successfully completed the Research Master Cultural Antropology from the University of Utrecht. In addition to her passion for research Miriam feels strongly connected to (elderly) care. After high school she worked at a day care for demented people and in a nursing home for senior citizens. Miriam has also worked as a nutrition assistant at the Department of Geriatrics of Radboud University Medical Center.