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Kim Beernaert

Kim Beernaert

Assistant Professor, Academic staff
+32 9 332 07 95, +32 473 57 51 28


MSc, PhD - Experimental Psychologist

Kim Beernaert (°1986) is a postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and chair of the “Palliative care for people with cancer” Research Programme at the End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Ghent University. She has a master’s degree in experimental and theoretical psychology and a PhD degree in (Social) Health Sciences (2015). Her research has been awarded with different prizes including the Prijs Hoge Gezondheidsraad 2016.

Her main focus of interest is improving the palliative care and end of life care for for people with cancer and their families, including a focus on minors.

She has experience with conducting and analysing various methodologies: qualitative interviews/focus groups, cross-sectional surveys, population-based studies, using administrative datasets, (cluster) randomized controlled trials and implementation.

She is supervising different projects related to palliative care with main focus on integration of palliative care, and on people with cancer, babies and children. Kim is eager to vulgarize her scientific output and to work together with relevant stakeholders. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with her if you are interested.




Building 6K3, 6th floor
Ghent University Hospital
Corneel Heymanslaan 10
9000 Ghent