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Hanne Bakelants

Junior Researcher, PhD students
+ 32 474 50 90 53


MSc - Educational Sciences (Learning & Professional Development) (KU Leuven)
MSc - Globalisation and Development (Maastricht University)

Promotors:  prof. Luc Deliens, prof. Joachim Cohen, prof. Filip vandroogenbroeck, dr. Steven Vanderstichelen, prof. Kenneth Chambaere, prof. Liesbeth De Donder, prof. Sarah Dury

Hanne Bakelants started as a PhD researcher in Social Health Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 2020. Her research focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of the VUB as a Compassionate University. Through action research and a developmental evaluation approach, she examines the processes and underlying mechanisms of change and aims to identify the opportunities, barriers, and potential for scale-up and spread of Compassionate Communities. Before starting her PhD, she studied Educational Sciences at the KU Leuven (2019) and she obtained a master’s degree in Globalisation and Development Studies at the University of Maastricht (2020).


Room 3B237A
Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering Campus
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels