Lara Pivodic is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and a senior researcher at the EOLC Research Group of Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University. Lara holds a PhD in Medical Sciences from Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2015), an MSc in Psychology from the University of Vienna (2011) and was a Visiting Research Associate at King’s College London (Cicely Saunders Institute). She has completed her PhD as a Marie Curie PhD Training Fellow in the European Commission (EC)-funded Initial Training Network EURO IMPACT.The focus of Lara’s research is on monitoring and improving palliative care for older people. Her research includes epidemiological population-based research in older people dying from chronic diseases; intervention studies (including RCTs and cluster RCTs) in primary care and nursing homes; as well as a cross-national analysis of government policies on ageing and palliative care as part of a research project funded by the AXA Research Fund. With regard to intervention studies, Lara specialises on theory-driven development of complex interventions, specifically using Theory of Change. Lara also co-supervises two Early Stage Researchers of the EC-funded project INDUCT who are conducting studies on complex health technologies for people with dementia.Lara has received research grants from the Research Foundation – Flanders, the AXA Research Fund, and the Willy Gepts Scientific Fund.