Tinne Smets is a senior researcher at the VUB-UGent End-of-Life Care research group. She holds a masters’ degree in Communication Sciences (1998-2002, KULeuven), a candidates’ degree in Law (2002-2003, KULeuven), and a PhD in Social Health Sciences (2006-2010, VUB). Tinne conducted her PhD research on the medical practice of euthanasia in Belgium as part of a larger research project (“Monitoring the Quality of End-of-Life care in Flanders”) funded by the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology Flanders (IWT-SBO, 2006-2010). As a senior researcher and member of the coordinating management team, she is currently involved in PACE “Palliative Care for Older People”, a collaborative research project involving 12 EU partners, funded under the EU FP7 Health programme. She also supervises a study on the early integration of palliative home care in standard oncological treatment of patients with advanced cancer (part of the IWT-SBO INTEGRATE project, 2015-2019), and the study “A population-level evaluation of the quality of end-of-life care” funded by the FWO (2014-2018). In the past, Tinne was senior researcher and member of the coordinating management team of the FLIECE “Flanders Study to Improve End-of-Life care and Evaluation Tools” study (IWT-SBO, 2011-2015). Within the FLIECE project, she was project leader of a cluster randomized controlled trial to improve comfort around dying in elderly people in acute geriatric wards in ten hospitals. She recently contributed to a study funded by Kom op Tegen Kanker on the end of life of older people with cancer in long term care facilities and at home (2015-2016).