Meet all the experts from the EQUALITY ResearchCollective research center below.
Much attention to the position of people who have problems functioning in society (from a liberty mindset, or from justice); place and functioning of civil society organizations.
Accessible aid and services, under-protection, proactive work, local social policy and achieving fundamental rights, participatory policy-making, agenda setting and policy-preparation, administrative organization, social policy.
Fien Van Wolvelaer
Gender, diversity and intersectionality. Research within international and intercultural contexts, including people with a migratory background. Participatory, co-creative qualitative research, currently building expertise concerning digital storytelling as a research method. Subjective well-being in children
Therapeutic communities; drug treatment services in general; integrated counseling; Quality of life; aging in people in socially vulnerable living situations; person-centered support; mixed method research in national and international contexts.
Stefaan De Smet
Development of forensic psychiatric care in Flanders; Socialization of the mental health care: impact on competences of care providers in the mental health care - multidisciplinary; Quality of life of the elderly in forensic psychiatric care and prison system; Multidisciplinary research project on the effects of biodiverse care gardens in various institutions.
Tijs Van Steenberghe
Aid and law; citizenship; diversity; experience-based expertise; co-creation; qualitative, participatory and artistic research methods; recovery; social work, human rights and social justice; teamwork/educational work
Participatory research from a comparative perspective on old age and changing contexts, rites of passage and living together in a changing context. Training and exhibitions on the same themes. Use of narrative techniques from anthropology. Qualitative research.
Digital storytelling; podcasting.
Quality of Life; person-centered support for adolescents in vulnerable living situations; instrument development; quality of support practices, qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
Jessica De Maeyer
Quality of Life; user perspectives and experience-based knowledge; co-creation; outreach and community-based support; citizenship; harm reduction and recovery; qualitative and quantitative research methodology.
Quality of Existence; applicability at micro, meso and macro levels; person-centered support and support methods; support strategies.
Quality of Life; use of experience-based expertise and experience-based knowledge; recovery; peer support; co-creation; client perspective in care and welfare; diversity; gender.
Geertrui Van Vlem
Accessibility to aid and services; primary care; online aid; poverty and social inequality; adolescents; housing; implementation of fundamental rights
Working in and with the context. This entails involving parents and siblings in therapy but also working with the neighbourhood/community. International network.
Quality of Life outcomes: micro level (how to achieve personal outcomes of a single client or of a Family), meso level (how to improve QOL in an organization and how to implement it in actions improving service delivery), macro level (Policy implementation to achieve QOL). Human Rights implementation; quantitative data analysis; assessment, profiling and reporting; instrument development and adaptation (development, validation and translation)applied behaviour analysis to develop new skills, communication development; autism; inclusive Education.
Lien Van Achter
(Knowledge sharing of) policy; diversity policy; language policy; care policy (in education, care for the elderly) and ethical policy; focus inclusion and social justice. People-oriented communication and focus alignment/exchange praxis and policy.
Diversity and transcultural orthopedagogics; intersectionality; strength-based frameworks; system & community-based frameworks; nexus formal - informal support; qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods research designs; participatory and co-creative research designs; international research projects.
Joris Van Poucke
Diversity; intersectionality; inclusion; buddy performance; participatory research on old age, migration and changing society; qualitative and co-creative research on parting rituals and living together in a changing context; (political) philosophy, ideology, ethics and law; systems thinking and interdisciplinarity.
Goedele De Nil
Youth assistance; connection professionals
Integral work (care and welfare); interprofessional collaboration; primary care; integrated broad reception (accessibility/under protection); education and social justice; cooperation between welfare and education.
Psychosocial themes both with adolescents and adults; context-oriented work.
Griet De Nys
Early school-leaving; school refusal; cooperation between education and welfare.
Normative professionalism; professional ethics; privacy; discretion; professional secrecy; deontological codes; diversity and intersectionality; politicizing and policy-making.
Human rights (under-protection; neophilanthropy, quality basic necessities, relationship aid and law, community-based approach to human rights, socialization); children's rights (child poverty, child-friendly local policies); social justice; ethnographic research.
Poverty (children and families in poverty, under-protection); citizenship and rights (lived-citizenship approach); socio-spatial perspective; qualitative and interpretive research; ethnographic research; life history research; trajectory research.
Parent involvement; cooperation between education and welfare; qualitative research; coaching; material development.
Youth assistance; digital tools; app development in co-creation with the professional field; qualitative & participatory research in co-creation.
Quality of life; qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Participatory observation anthropology; experience-based learning in youth assistance; film education; spiritual/existential dimension within the health sector.
Katrien De Maegd
Educational policy and educational organization; equal educational opportunities; diversity and inclusion as a function of the achievement of children's rights.
Inequality and education; educational sociology; diversity; parent-school relationships/parent participation; transitions in education; cooperation education-welfare; qualitative research.
Special administration in practice.
Intersections of social inequality; analytically connecting theoretical and empirical perspectives; critical disability studies (including mental health) & feminist theory; human rights; citizenship; forms of democratic knowledge production; biographical and ethnographic research approaches.
Katrien De Munck
Process management and process research in function of inclusion, participation, social justice and co-design (in the context of education, the VAPH – which is the Flemish Agency for People with a Disability – and drug treatment services). Focus on 'professionalization', by supporting professionals to research their own practice, to arrive at conceptual knowledge together. Focus on 'co-design' in function of creating participation, enabling interaction, in complex context. Qualitative research methods, including arts-based-research and mainly the narrative focus (collective biography, portraiture, auto-ethnography...).