PhDs since 2015

Promotor defended PhD

2015 UA De Bondt Timo Changes in white matter microstructure in function of menstrual cycle, hormonal contraception and premenstrual syndrome.

2018 UA Dominique Mannaerts Oxidative stress and endothelial function in normal pregnancy and preeclampsia

2019 UA Alex Mutombo Baleka Cervical cancer control andprevention strategies in a low-resource setting

2019 UA  Joseph Ngonzi Postpartum Infection at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, south Western Uganda—epidemiology, microbiology and outcomes

2020 UA Joke MuysBkgian Penatal Micro array database: genotype-phenotype correlatiions and postnatal follow up.



2016 Anneleen Staelens UHasselt Methodological and pathophysiological aspects of the non-invasive cardiovascular profile in gestation-induced hypertensive diseases.”

2018 Viviana Mucci UA Pathophysiology and Treatment of Mal de Debarquement Syndrome and Visually Induced Dizziness


Ongoing PhD  promotor

Leen van den Eede UA  IPANEMA: fine dust in Antwerp and pregnancy outcome

Mekdes Gondale UA The role of promoting and upgrading maternity waiting homes in improving skilled birth attendance in Gamo Zone, southern Ethiopia. This PhD involves a series of four studies. The findings from the first three studies were used to inform the development of an intervention to be tested in Study


Ongoing Ph D  Co-promotor

Christine de Bruyn KULMorphological Uterus Sonographic Assessment (MUSA): an observational non-interventional multicentre study on the ultrasound features of the myometrium

collaboration in funded research

TBM, n° T004018N (PREMOM:  and

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