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Doctoral School of Health & Life Sciences


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Doctoral School of Health & Life Sciences

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ORGANISATION & MANAGEMENT

The Doctoral School of Health & Life Sciences (DS H&LS) is a joint initiative of

  • the Faculty of Medicine & Life Sciences
  • the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences

The Doctoral School Board consists of members of each faculty (see below). Prof. Dr Jean-Michel Rigo is appointed as director. Prof. Dr Raf Meesen is appointed as vice-director. The doctoral schoolboard is responsible for

  • development of the curriculum (organisation of courses, quality control)
  • evaluation of the individual program of PhD students
  • decisions about possible exceptions

The faculty liaison doctoral schools, Dr Hans Nickmans, is responsible for all communication with PhD students and postdocs, as well as for the coordination of all discipline-specific activities.

Members of the DS Board

Director Prof. Dr Jean-Michel Rigo
Vice-director Prof. Dr Raf Meesen
Member Prof. Dr Ilse Dewachter
Member Prof. Dr Pieter Vandervoort
Member Prof. Dr Niels Hellings
Member Prof. Dr Annick Timmermans
PhD representative - Biomedical Sciences Sam Vanherle
PhD representative - Medicine Evert Baten
PhD representative - Rehabilitation Sciences & Physiotherapy Kyra Theunissen
PhD representative - Occupational Therapy Els Knippenberg
Postdoc representative - Faculty of Medicine & Life Sciences Dr Dorien Lanssens
Postdoc representative - Faculty of Rehabilitation Science Dr Kim Van Dun
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Life Sciences Prof. Dr Piet Stinissen
Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences Prof. Dr Peter Feys
Staff scientist BIOMED Dr Kim Pannemans
Faculty liaison doctoral schools Dr Hans Nickmans