MSc, PhD - Sociologist
Promotors: prof. dr. Kenneth Chambaere & prof. dr. Luc Deliens
Sigrid Dierickx (°1990) is a postdoctoral researcher at the End-of-Life Care research Group of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University. She holds a master’s degree in Sociology (2013, Ghent University) and Health Care Management and Policy (2014, KULeuven). In 2014 she joined the End-of-Life Care Research group as a doctoral researcher. Sigrid conducted research on the euthanasia practice in Belgium, supervised by prof. dr. Kenneth Chamber, prof. dr. Luc Deliens and prof. dr. Joachim Cohen. In 2018 she obtained a joint PhD in Social Health Sciences (VUB) and Health Sciences (Ghent University) with a dissertation entitled “Euthanasia practice in Belgium: A population-based evaluation of trends and currently debated issues”. In addition to studying medical end-of-life decisions, Sigrid is currently involved in a study of supportive and palliative day care centers in Flanders and two studies aimed at developing and evaluating psychosocial and educational interventions for people with advanced cancer and their informal caregivers.