Research team

Centre for Population, Family and Health


CURRENT RESEARCH -PROMISE Project (FWO-SBO), collaboration between UA and ITG Responsible for Work package 1: Web-Respondent Driven Sampling of MSM in Flanders Work package 2: Eligibility of PrEP use among SAM (analyzing the Together data) -SCUBY (H2020), international project, collaboration between UA and ITG, ‘SCale Up an Integrated Chronic Care Package for diaBetes and hYpertension for vulnerable people in Cambodia, Slovenia and Belgium’ Responsible for Work package 4: Exploring, collecting/searching for adequate (administrative) data and operationalizing indicators to monitor scale-up between and within countries, using a cascade of care approach. Studying the link between organization of care and quality of care (based on process and outcome indicators) as well as inequality in care use and adherence -Belgium: Developing cascades of care and quality indicators of chronic T2D and HTN care, using Administrative health insurance data (linked to labo data) for T2D care and using the Health interview survey data for the cascade of HTN care. -Cambodia:Developing household survey in Cambodia to collect data for HTN and T2D care -Slovenia: Using health insurance data •Primary care academy (Fonds Dr. Daniël De Coninck): Involved in WP 1 (developing a survey among primary care workers about self-management support, goal oriented care and interprofessional collaboration) and WP4 (action research on self management support, using realist evaluation methods) •Red noise project (co-supervisor, Ugent): A culturally-sensitive stigma survey among adolescents in Flanders: Understanding causes and consequences to tackle stigmatisation (a mixed method design) •Mind the Gate (co-supervisor, Ugent): Assessing General Practitioners’ referral of depressive clients of different ethnic origins through video-vignettes. •Expert in ECSR network: Labor market insecurity and health of family members, Bamberg, Germany Working on: An institutional approach to mental health and the mental health care use of unemployed people in Europe: Cross-national comparative research into the role of policies and social norms CURRENT EDUCATION •Guest lecture on ‘(Bio) medicalization’ in Health Sociology (University of Gent and UA) •Supervisor of master’s theses: Syndemics, Discrimination in health care, Unemployment stigma, Job insecurity and mental health among artists