Kirsten (born in 1988) studied Psychology at the University of Leuven and obtained her Master’s degree in 2011. In 2012, she started working as a doctoral researcher at the University of Leuven at LUCAS. Kirsten conducted research on the use of the interRAI Palliative Care instrument in nursing homes and obtained a PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2017. Her PhD study was part of ‘Flanders study to Improve End-of-Life Care and Evaluation Tools’ (FLIECE), which was supported by a grant from the Flemish government agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT). FLIECE was a collaboration between the University of Brussels (VUB), Ghent University (UGent), the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) and the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc). At the University of Leuven, Kirsten also conducted policy research on quality indicators in mental health care (commissioned by the federal government) and on the organisation of personal health care budgets in Europe (commissioned by the Flemish government). Besides her scientific mandates, Kirsten trained health care professionals on the use of the interRAI instruments and the BelRAI web application. In 2018, Kirsten started working as a postdoc researcher at the End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Ghent University (UGent). Within the INTEGRATE project, she will be responsible for project support and monitoring. Additionally, she will provide support in preparing research proposals.