• Nationalestraat 155

    2000 Antwerpen

    Belgium

  • Nationalestraat

    2000 Antwerpen

    Belgium

20102024

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Research expertise

Health systems, governance, accountability, sexual and reproductive health and rights, realist evaluation, health policy analysis

I have more than 20 years of experience working in research and programme management related to health governance and sexual and reproductive health and rights in LMIC. My research interests include health systems, health governance & accountability, health policy analyis, and the development of new research methodologies for health policy and systems research (realist evaluation, different types of reviews, process tracing,...).

Teaching expertise

I have been the course leader and lecturer of the advanced MscPH course on health policy analysis and governance at ITM. My other teaching assignments included:

-Course leader and lecturer of health policy and systems research methdologies at ITM (Msc Public Health, 2015-2019)

-Lecturer of MPH course modules "qualitative methods" and "social sciences in health" at ITM (MPH, 2008-2011)

-Course coordinator and lecturer "strategies, governance and policy-making in global health" at Sciences Po Paris, School of International Affairs and "International Cooperation in Health" (24h); Fall semester 2015, Spring 2017, 2018 and 2019.

I am coaching several PhD students on health system -health governance and sexual and reproductive health policy issues such as local health system governance, intersectoral coordination, realist evaluation and accountability in SRHR. I am interested in taking on new students related to these subjects.

Services expertise

Programme evaluation, realist evaluation, governance analysis, health policy analysis

I conducted workshops and lectures on evaluation (including realist evaluation). I led programme formulation, implementation and evaluation assignments and research on health governance and sexual and reproductive health policy for organizations (WHO, Enabel, GIZ, ICRC,...)

Education/Academic qualification

Public health, PhD, Accountability in sexual and reproductive health.How relations between INGOs and state actors shape public accountability – a study of two local health systems in Ghana, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

20092014

Award Date: 1-Jun-2014

Public Health, Postgraduate DLSHTM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Award Date: 1-Jun-2009

Political Science / International Relations, MA, Ghent University

Award Date: 1-Sept-2000

Cultural Anthropology, MA, Ghent University

Award Date: 1-Sept-1998

Political and Social Sciences, BA, University of Antwerp

Award Date: 1-Jul-1995

External positions

Honorary Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

1-Sept-201830-Dec-2021

Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru, India

1-Jul-2017 → …

Visiting researcher, University of Antwerp

1-Sept-20151-Sept-2018

Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

1-Jul-20121-Feb-2013

Senior advisor Governance - institutional strengthening, Belgian Development Agency

1-Apr-20111-Apr-2012

Programme Manager Ghana -Sierra Leone, Africa and Latin America Team, Marie Stopes International

1-Oct-20071-Jun-2008

M&E Officer, SRH ACP/EU/UNFPA programme, UNFPA regional office Dakar

1-Dec-20051-Oct-2007

Policy Officer, European Parliament

1-Aug-20011-Mar-2004

Member, Research Advisory Board, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru, India

1-Jan-2001 → …

Research fellow, Faculty Political Science, Ghent University

31-Mar-000131-Dec-0001

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