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Sigrid Dierickx

Sigrid Dierickx

Senior Researcher, Post-doctoral scientists
+32 9 332 07 67


MSc Sociology (Ghent University), 2013
MSc Health Care Management and Policy (KULeuven), 2014
PhD in Social Health Sciences (VUB) & Health Sciences (Ghent University), 2018 – Promotors: Prof Kenneth Chambaere, Prof Luc Deliens & Prof Joachim Cohen
FWO postdoctoral fellow, 2019 – present

Sigrid Dierickx, PhD, is a social health scientist and a senior researcher at the End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, Belgium. She is also a postdoctoral fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO Vlaanderen). She holds a master’s degree in Sociology (2013, Ghent University) and Health Care Management and Policy (2014, KULeuven). In 2014 she joined the End-of-Life Care Research group as a doctoral researcher. In 2018 Sigrid obtained a joint PhD in Social Health Sciences (VUB) and Health Sciences (Ghent University) with a dissertation entitled “Euthanasia practice in Belgium: A population-based evaluation of trends and currently debated issues”. Her research currently focuses on medical end-of-life decisions, family caregiving, and bereavement care.



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