HVB Lecture

The HVB Lecture was created at the 16th Annual ENOTHE Meeting at Stockholm, Sweden, in honour of Hanneke van Bruggen then, the outgoing Director of ENOTHE.

In creating the Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture, the ENOTHE board wished to recognise and honour Hanneke Van Bruggen for her unending dedication and outstanding work in promoting occupational therapy in Europe and internationally.

The Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture is held once a year during the ENOTHE Annual Meeting and is awarded to an Occupational Therapist working in Europe.


Hanneke van Bruggen Lecture Recipients

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2019 – Prof. Hans Jonsson

Professor in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science at University of Southern Denmark in Odense and Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm


2018 – Prof. Mershen Pillay

Associated Professor

University of KwaZulu-Natal – Durban, South Africa


Mieke le Granse2017 – Mieke le Granse

Program Coordinator and Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Lecture title: ‘Change! A “Can Do” Attitude!’.


2016 – Sylvie Meyer

Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy

University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western, Switzerland

Lecture title: ‘In pursuit of the professionalization of occupational therapy’. 
-English Version (PDF 98 kB)
-French Version (PDF 99 kB)


Silva Martins2015 – Silvia Martins

Specialist Professor in Occupational Therapy

Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão, Portugal