Marloes Heutmekers studied medicine at the Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and graduated in 2011. During her studies she worked as a research assistant on social psychiatry and tropical medicine. Since 2013 she started her postgraduate educational training to become a specialist in care for people with intellectual disabilities (ID). Currently she combines her training with a PhD. In 2018 Marloes plans to graduate as a specialist ID physician and complete her PhD.