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Current Experience

  • PhD student Leuven, Belgium
    Since June 2012

    The PhD project I’m working on, aims to explore the possibilities and difficulties of the implementation of key elements of effective community-based care methods in the treatment of persons with intellectual disorders or an acquired brain injury with additional behavioural and/or mental disorders.

    Background: As described in the policy paper "Perspectief 2020", Flemish Minister of Welfare, Public Health and Family, Jo Vandeurzen, claims that priority should be given to persons with intellectual problems or an acquired brain injury with additional behavioural and/or mental disorders, among others, in the expansion and further development of care. This population, with many and complex needs, has increased in residential settings in the past years. It seems it is generally accepted that any such care is difficult to provide in community-based shelters or in the persons’ families. On the other hand, professionals experience that traditional approaches of community- and home-based care are not appropriate to the specific needs of this target population.

    At first, effective community-based care techniques will be listed. Afterwards these techniques will be analysed on generic components, which will finally be tested in the target population.

Past Experience

  • Occupational therapist Melsbroek, Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
    June 2007 --- June 2012


Self Assessment :
KindnessSociabilityOptimismInterest in knowledgeIndependenceFlexibilityEfficiencyCuriosityCritical thinkingCreative thinkingCollaborationCharmAttention to detailAnalytical thinkingAdaptabilityWillingness to compromise


Self Assessment :
Scientific writing Biostatistics NegotiationClinical DevelopmentClinical researchClinical Study DesignClinical trial audits and inspectionsClinical trial designClinical trialsData AnalysisData cleaningData entryData ManagementEnglishEthics submission and approval processGermanGood Clinical Practice (GCP)HospitalsInformed Consent ProcessInterpret clinical trial resultsInterpret clinical trial resultsInterpret systematic reviewsMedical writingMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft OfficePatient Follow UpPatient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)Patient Screening and RecruitmentPowerPointPrinciples and ethics of clinical researchQuality of Life (QoL) outcomesScientific methodologyScientific WritingScreen patientsSearch literature on clinical trialsStudy outcomes and outcome measuresStatistical considerations in design and analysisValidationVerificationInformed Consent DocumentsWriting Study Procedures and SOPs

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
ResearchRehabilitationHealth scienceshealth promotionCommunity based careMultiple sclerosisOccupational therapy


  • Master in public health from UGent in 2011
  • Occupational Therapy (bachelor) in Health care from EHSAL in 2006


BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Full Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Work From Home:
    Yes, 0 to 2 days per week
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer
  • International:


    Expert has 1 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

Area / Region

Haacht, Belgium


Driving License
  • Yes