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Marjolein Matthys

Marjolein Matthys

Junior Researcher, PhD students
+32 9 332 07 88, +32 473 26 58 16


MSc - Cultural Anthropologist
Promotors: prof. dr. Luc Deliens & prof. dr. Benedicte Deforche

Marjolein Matthys has a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology obtained at the University of Ghent (2008) and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree of Cultural and Social Anthropology obtained at the University of Amsterdam (2010 and 2012, resp.). In the context of her Master’s research she studied death confrontations as existential-dynamic conflicts in the lives of non-religious adults in the Netherlands. For this work she was awarded the Annual Thesis Competition Award of the UvA Department of Anthropology. In may 2019 she joined the End-of-Life Care Research Group as a doctoral researcher. Within the frame of the CAPACITY project, she works on developing a public awareness campaign to promote palliative care and its benefits.


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