About Mieke Deschodt

Mieke Deschodt is postdoctoral fellow at the KU Leuven. She is currently involved in a research project on ‘Inpatient geriatric consultation teams (IGCT) criteria for organization and observation of quality’ collaboratively conducted by the KU Leuven, Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research and the Université Catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherche Santé et Sociéte, with coordination and financing from the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE). 


Mieke Deschodt was born on February 17, 1984, in Kortrijk, Belgium. She graduated as a registered nurse at the Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen in 2005 and holds a Master degree in Nursing Science from the KU Leuven since 2007. After graduation, she started working as a research assistant at the Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, Department of Public Health, KU Leuven. She was part of the LIAISON research group that evaluated the functional profile and the implementation of inpatient geriatric consultation teams on national level (2007-2008), and was part of the Acurate.be research group that evaluated the use and digitalisation of the interRAI Acute Care in Belgian hospitals (2008-2009). She was project coordinator of the research project ‘FallCam: camera system for fall detection in elderly’ (2008-2010). Mieke combined her research activities with a job in the University Hospitals Leuven. She worked as a nurse in the acute geriatric ward from 2007 to 2010, and in the geriatric consultation team from 2010 until 2013.

In 2010, Mrs Deschodt enrolled the three-year summer school of the European Nursing Academy for Nursing Sciences, which she completed in July 2012.  In January 2010, she started the PhD training at the doctoral school of Patient Related and Public Health Research at the Faculty of Medicine of the KU Leuven. She defended her PhD dissertation on May 22, 2013. In 2012, Mieke Deschodt has been awarded by the American Geriatrics Society with the AGS/Merck New Investigator Award in Seattle, Washington, and her PhD research has been awarded by the Belgian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics with the Borgerhoff Award for Geriatrics.

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Department of Public Health and Primary Care
Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research
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