Towards an effective screening method to prevent gastric cancer.
Our goal is to increase the accessibility, effectiveness and feasibility of prevention in care and well-being. We do this by focusing on working methodologies and tools to address the gaps in the current care and well-being landscape.
Within the prevention and empowerment research line, we accomplish the above by conducting practice-oriented scientific research together with practitioners, care recipients and other stakeholders. This approach means that the results of our research can generally be used immediately in practice.
We investigate current gaps and problems in the preventative healthcare landscape.
We conduct scientific research on solutions and develop tools/processes for both caregivers, the population or both, to:
For his PhD, Wessel van de Veerdonk - epidemiologist (Msc) and nurse (Bsc) - focused on the Flemish Population Screening for Colorectal Cancer. Today, he is a researcher and coordinator of the Prevention and Empowerment research group.
Isabelle (communication sciences - Msc) has been a researcher at Thomas More since September 2023. She participates in the project "Immersive Technology in Healthcare Training" and focused on food and media for her PhD.
Annelies De Bruyne is a lecturer-researcher in the People and Well-being research group. She works at the interface between formal and informal care (informal care). From research, she wants to help build the practice of socialising care.
Remko De Duytsche, a nursing lecturer, seamlessly blends teaching with a research role since 2023. Contributing to the 'Immersive Technology in Healthcare Training' project, he passionately believes in innovation in both healthcare and education.
Ann De Mey (MScN) has been working as a researcher in the People and Well-being research group since 2023. From her expertise in health care, she is involved in the research project 'Samen aan Z'.
Wendy de Vaal has been a researcher in the People and Well-being research group since 2023. Based on her expertise in healthcare, she participates in the research project 'Samen aan Z Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland'.
Wendy D'haenens (PhD) has been a lecturer-researcher in the People and Well-being research group since 2016. She is an expert in subjective and objective evaluation of hearing, (classroom) acoustics and ICF (WHO) applications within speech therapy
Liesbet Van Bos has been a researcher at the Expertise Centre Care and Well-being since September 2022. Her focus is currently on co-creative research.
Marlon van Loo has been a researcher in the People and Well-being Research Group since September 2022.
Lieve Van Nieuwenhuysen has been a lecturer-researcher in the People and Well-being Research Group since 2009.
Peter Vervoort is a researcher in the People and Well-being research group. From his expertise in healthcare and as a member of the XR steering committee at Thomas More, he is collaborating on the project Immersive Technology in Healthcare Training.
With this project, we want to promote cooperation between Flemish care and welfare institutions and technology companies.
Working to increase retention of care professionals and strengthen their adaptive & innovative capacity.