The focus of Nereide's PhD is exploring integration of older adult and dementia care service systems through a social network approach.
She has a Master’s in Gerontology from Vrije University Amsterdam, NL, of which thesis investigated the association between stress factors and work engagement of care home nursing staff.
Currently, she is a researcher using mixed methods on several internal university projects and external projects.
Previously, she worked in Italy and the United States in residential care facilities and home care. Her experience is in strategic development, Geriatric Care Management and start-up and management of a dementia unit. She worked in all levels of care: independent living, assisted living, dementia units, skilled nursing, hospice care and home care, providing support to families and health and social care staff.