Ben Van Den Assem

PHD Student

Ben Van Den Assem

Ben Van Den Assem

Academic Area(s): Leadership, Organisations & Behaviour
Supervisor(s): Professor Jonathan Passmore
Research Topic(s): The supervision of coaches by supervisors who practice mindfulness


Master of Science, Coaching and Behavioural Change, Henley Business School, University of Reading, England, 2016-2018 in progress

Master of Science, Evidence Based Health Care, University of Oxford, England, 2014. Dissertation title: An exploration and synthesis of the experiences of low risk prostate cancer patients with decision aids: A qualitative systematic review

Doctor of Business Administration, Henley Business School, University of Reading, England, 2012. Thesis title: The Doctor-Patient Relationship: A Study of Patients Perceptions of Trust, Practice Orientation, Performance and Satisfaction

Master of Science, Business and Management Research, Henley Business School, University of Reading, England, 2010

Advanced Management Program, Henley Business School, University of Reading, England, 2010

Master of Management, International Health Leadership, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2008

Master of Business Administration, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2000

Master of Laws, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, 1993. Thesis title: Defining Fundamental Justice for Canada’s Federal Prisoners: An Analysis of the Application of Section 7 Charter of Rights and Freedoms Guarantees and Remedies

Master of Public Administration, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, 1985

Doctor of Philosophy, Social Studies, Department of Social Administration (now Department of Social Sciences), University of Hull, England, 1975. Thesis title: Residential Care of Juvenile Delinquents: A contextual analysis of treatment aims, implementation and perceptions

Master of Social Work, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 1971. Thesis title: A Descriptive Exploration of Patients Warranting Social Services in a Hospital Emergency Ward, with Elizabeth Joy Becker and Robert Ralph Calvert

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Applied Social Science, Dean’s Honour List, Sir George Williams University, (now Concordia University), Montreal, Canada, 1969

Conferences and Publications

Various over the years. Latest was 'Evidence Live' at University of Oxford, 18-20 June, 2018.

Teaching Responsibilities

Assistant Professor of Social Work, 1975-1976, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

The experiences of low risk prostate cancer patients with decision aids: Results from a qualitative systematic review, Ben Van Den Assem and Sharon Mickan, submitted for publication

Patient satisfaction and GP trustworthiness, practice orientation and performance: Implications for selection, training and revalidation, Ben Van Den Assem and Victor Dulewicz, Journal of Health Organisation and Management, Volume 28, No. 4, 2014

The GP-patient relationship and patient satisfaction, Victor Dulewicz and Ben Van Den Assem, British Journal of Healthcare Management, Volume 19, No. 12, 2013

Ethics Protocols and Research Ethics Committees: Successfully Obtaining Approval for Your Academic Research, Dan Remenyi, Nicola Swan and Ben Van Den Assem, Academic Publishing International, Reading, England, 2011

Doctors' Trustworthiness, Practice Orientation, Performance and Patient Satisfaction, Ben Van Den Assem and Victor Dulewicz, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 28, No. 1, 2015

Dignity Through Respect: Canada’s Approach to Protecting the Human Rights of Prisoners, paper prepared for the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation’s seventh International Colloquium, Neuchatel, Switzerland, October 3-7, 1992 and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy - Second International Symposium on the Future of Corrections, Popowa, Poland, October 4-8, 1993

Canada's Compliance with the United Nations' Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, Let's Talk Volume 7, No.4, April 1992

Book Reviews, Canadian Journal of Criminology, Volume 22, No. 1, January 1980 and Volume 21, No. 3, July 1979

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