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Lieve Van den Block (Belgium)


Lieve Van den Block is Professor of Aging and Palliative Care Research at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and chair of the Ageing and Palliative Care Research Programme at the End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University in Belgium. She holds a PhD in Medical Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Her work focuses on national and international public health and interventional research aimed at monitoring and improving palliative and end-of-life care for older people and people with dementia. She currently coordinates the EU funded FP7 project PACE (Palliative Care for Older People) and is partner in the EU funded H2020 project INDUCT (Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Utilising Current Technology). She has receiced several scientific awards for her work including the prestiguous Early Researcher Award of the European Association for Palliative Care. She published over eighty papers in leading peer-reviewed journals in medicine, public health and palliative care, and is editor of the Oxford University Press book “Palliative Care for Older People: a public health perspective”.

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Last Updated: Wednesday 08 March 2017