Sibyl Anthierens

Institution: Antwerp University
Course: Research Methods in Global Health I

Professor dr Sibyl Anthierens  is a  social scientist.  She is also the co-director of QUALUA (Qualitative Health Research University of Antwerp). Her  specific role and research aims are: coordinating and looking for strategic opportunities to deliver cross-cutting social science research across clinical and epidemiological work in infectious diseases research to evaluate how evidence based treatment and management strategies are used or not used in everyday practice by patients and professionals  and  how this new evidence can be used to improve practice by tailoring interventions, evaluate and adapt them and implement them in practice. Her research reflects the complexity of the health care system and aims at understanding how it works taking context into account. All her areas of application involve drawing together a set of qualitative research methodologies and the so called “mixed methods” where she has extensive expertise and experience in application/ She has supervised many master theses and is currently promotor of 6 (inter)national Phd theses.  She has been teaching qualitative research methods in health care for many years.

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