Kristien is a policy advisor at the Antwerp Doctoral School. Kristien holds a master degree in Organisation and Management (2013) and a master degree in Communication Sciences – Strategic Communication (2014), both from the University of Antwerp. She obtained a PhD in Applied Economics (2018, University of Antwerp). Subsequently she worked as a postdoctoral researcher. Before joining the Antwerp Doctoral School she worked as a research policy advisor for the Faculty of Business and Economics.