MSc, MA, PhD - Sociologist
Prof Luc Deliens, PhD in Health Sciences, MA in Sociology and MSc in Human Ecology, is professor of Palliative Care Research at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care of Ghent University as well as at the Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Since 2000, he is the founding Director of the End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, in Belgium.
Internationally, he is chairing the Reference Group on Public Health and Palliative Care of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) and is Co-Chair of the EAPC Research Network. Between 2000 and 2014 he was also Professor of Public Health and Palliative Care at the EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University medical center in Amsterdam and founding chair of the Palliative Care Center of Expertise Amsterdam.