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Since September 2022, Dr. Susan Dierickx is working as technology enhanced learning coordinator at the Clinical Science Department of the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Within this function, she has been coordinating the Eramus+ HITIHE project 'Health Information and Technology for Improved Health Education in South-East Asia' (Indonesia and Cambodia). She is assisting with the continuous education courses at the Clinical Science Department and following-up on WikiTropica ( You can contact her for all questions related to e-learning and blended learning. 

Previously, Prof. Dr. Susan Dierickx was coordinator of RHEA Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Susan is an accomplished social science researcher with extensive interdisciplinary research expertise in low- and middle-income countries.

Susan holds a keen interest in:

  • sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • maternal health
  • reproductive justice
  • health seeking behaviour Sub-Sahara Africa

Susan completed her joint-PhD in Gender and Diversity at the VUB and Ghent University (2015-2020). As part of her doctoral research, she designed and implemented an interdisciplinary research project on infertility in The Gambia and Senegal. From 2013 to 2015, she worked as a social scientist at the Medical Anthropology Unit at the Institute of Tropical medicine. During this time she was responsible for the design and implementation of several research projects on malaria and maternal health in The Gambia, Benin and Burkina Faso.

She holds a bachelor in Sociology (Ghent University), a master in social and cultural anthropology with a specialization in African studies (University of Leuven) and an advanced master in development studies (Ghent University). During her bachelor, she spent a year as Erasmus student at the University of Paris X Nanterre, Department of Sociology. As student she conducted several qualitative research projects on people with a disability in Belgium, and alternative forms of tourism in Ghana and Jordan.

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