Lara Pivodic is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the AXA Research Fund and a senior researcher at the End-of-Life Care Research Group of Vrije Universiteit Brussel. 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 joined the End-of-Life Care Research Group as a Marie Curie PhD Training Fellow in the EURO IMPACT project. Lara is involved in several research projects with the aim to study and improve palliative care for older people. For her Post-Doc she is conducting an epidemiological study and policy analysis regarding the quality of end-of-life care for older people who are dying from serious chronic diseases in Belgium. Next to this, she co-supervises two ESRs of the INDUCT project, and she is involved in the development and evaluation of complex palliative care interventions in primary care and in care homes in Flanders using Theory of Change and the MRC Framework for complex interventions, as well as in the PACE project (an EU-study comparing and evaluating effectiveness of palliative care for older people in long-term care facilities in Europe).Lara’s research interests include chronic disease care and palliative care for older people, epidemiological and cross-national research, complex intervention development and evaluation, locations of care and place of death. Lara has received research grants from the AXA Research Fund, the Research Foundation Flanders, and the Willy Gepts Scientific Fund.