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* academic doctoral degree


* Expert in sagittal plane posture and its Clinical importance (spinal pain and spinal deformity), especially in adolescents

* experience in conceptualizing, conducting and managing experiments and Research activities

* author of peer-reviewed Publications in scientific journals

* experience in scientific Presentations to lay and scientific audiences at national and international conferences

* Member of the doctoral advisory committee of á PhD student – offer support for the doctoral Research project (nov 2013 – present)

* peer Reviewer for various high-impact scientific journals


* Member of the board of governors of ghent University - representative of academic assistant staff (oct 2014 - present)

* Member of the board of governors of ghent University Hospital – uz gent (oct 2014 - present)

* assistant academic staff representative in the doctoral school council of Life Sciences and Medicine, ghent University (oct 2012 - present)

* Member of the faculty board (faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, ghent University) - representative of academic assistant staff (oct 2010 - sept 2014) 

* Member of various faculty committees (oct 2010 - sept 2014)


* 7 years of experience in undergraduate and Graduate student Teaching (oct 2007 – present)

* master thesis guidance: guidance as a co-promotor (oct 2007 – present) or promotor (oct 2014 – present) of 2-year science projects to obtain the master’s degree

* supervised and coached undergraduate and graduate students during Clinical placement in rehabilitation and Physiotherapy (oct 2007 – june 2013)


Current Experience

  • Post-doctoral assistant

    Since November 2013

  • Project coordinator

    Since November 2013
    project Coordinator of "a modern Neuroscience approach to spinal pain" (project funded by the applied Biomedical Research program, institute for the agency for Innovation by science and technology, belgium) Project coordinator of "A modern neuroscience approach to spinal pain" (project funded by The Applied Biomedical Research Program, Institute for the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology, Belgium)

Past Experience

  • Mandatory assistant

    August 2007 --- October 2013
    dept. rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, ghent University

  • Physical Therapist Heule, Kortrijk, België

    November 2006 --- August 2007

    cooperation with patrick lefevre (pt, mt)

  • Physical therapist Kortrijk, België

    July 2006 --- August 2007


Self Assessment :
Analytical thinkingAttention to detailAdaptabilityAuthenticityCoordinationCritical thinkingCollaboration


Self Assessment :
Scientific writingClinical Data ManagementClinical researchClinical trial managementStatistical Data AnalysisData ManagementEnglishEthics submission and approval processInformed Consent ProcessInterpret systematic reviewsMicrosoft OfficeOrthopedicPresentation SkillsProject CoordinationResearchScientific WritingSPSSTeachingUnderstand levels of research evidence
LinkedIn Assessment :
ResearchTeachingHigher EducationRehabilitationPhysical TherapyManual TherapyOrthopedicsMusculoskeletalClinical researchStatisticsHealthcareTreatmentsciencePain ManagementLifesciencesOrthopedicNeuroscience


  • Doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Motor Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy from Ghent University in 2013
  • Advanced Master in Postgraduate studies in Manual Therapy from Ghent University in 2012
  • Master in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy from Ghent University in 2006
  • Bachelor in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy from Ghent University in 2004

Training and Certification

  • Creativity, pitching & resilience (streetwiZe) in 2014 Training
  • Statistical Parametric Mapping (Ghent University - Liverpool John Moores University - Shinshu University) in 2014 Training
  • Clinical studies (Ghent University) in 2013 Training
  • Introductory Course on Technology Skills (UGent TechTransfer) in 2013 Training
  • Leadership skills training “Knowing me, knowing you – Leading people in academia & industry” (Truecolours) in 2012 Training
  • Naar een nieuwe e-mailcultuur in 1/2 dag (Gunnar Michielssen) in 2012 Training
  • Getting the most out of electromyography: theory and practice (Ghent University - University of Queensland (Brisbane, AUS) in 2011 Training
  • Statistical analysis SPSS (PASW v18) (ghent University) in 2010 Training
  • Advanced academic English: conference skills (Language Centre of Ghent University) in 2009 Training
  • How to manage and deal with assertive students (Syntra West - Ghent University) in 2009 Training
  • Workshop giving and receiving feedback (Ghent University) in 2009 Training
  • Advanced academic English: writing skills (Language Centre of Ghent University) in 2008 Training
  • Data processing (SPSS, module 3) (Associatie Universiteit Gent) in 2008 Training
  • Certificate of the Ghent University Doctoral Training Programme (Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine) in 2013 Certification


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Area / Region

Wortegem-Petegem, België


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