Rianne conducts research within the field of inclusive education in the Excellence and Innovation in Education lectureship. Rianne is specifically interested in inclusive higher education. "The question is not whether we should do something with inclusion, such as brain diversity, but how we can best approach it to contribute to equal opportunities in our education." Rianne did her nursing training at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she conducted research for the Integrative Palliative and Critical Care study. She then trained as a nursing specialist at the Hogeschool Rotterdam, for which she conducted research on fall risk in psychogeriatrics.