Erica Witkamp is a nurse and health scientist. She has held various positions in healthcare, management and research, in home care and hospital, with a focus on oncological and palliative patients. In April 2015, she received her PhD from Erasmus MC on research into palliative and terminal care in the hospital. She also put nursing research and Evidence-Based Care on the map at the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute. Before this, Erica was a senior lecturer at the Institute of Healthcare and Research Centre Innovations in Care and since 2019 Erica is lecturer Care for Loved ones.