Ann Buysse is full professor in clinical psychology and head of the Research Group ‘family psychology’ at the Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University.
Previous research projects in which she was involved include: (1) sexual health (two large-scale, interdisciplinary projects with representative samples); (2) divorce (large-scale interdisciplinary and longitudinal study on families and divorce, including children, unwanted pursuit behaviour, emotions, pathways to divorce, mediation); (3) supportive interactions between spouses and its role in marital satisfaction and stability; (4) the link between conflict between parents and the wellbeing of their offspring; and (5) agency: the effects of children on parents.
Ann Buysse has psychological expertise and knowledge related to the topic of mental health care and related to specific methodologies such as qualitative research and interdisciplinary collaboration. She was coordinator of the e-Pod project, a large-scale study on divorce in Flanders; and SEXPERT, a large-scale study on sexual and reproductive health in Flanders. She was a co-supervisor and promotor of the PARENTHOOD project, a large-scale interdisciplinary study on donor conception; and the Policy Centre Wellbeing, Public Health and the Family. She is currently one of the leading partners and promotors of ACCOMPLISH, a European Horizon 2020 project on co-creation (https://www.accomplissh.eu
); FITIFF, a project on families in transition, transition in families (https://www.fittif.be/
); and the SINGLE CASE ARCHIVE, a project on setting up a database with single case psychotherapy studies (http://www.singlecasearchive.com/
). She is also one of the partners in the thematic Network for SRHR (sexual and reproductive health and rights) policy research and advice (http://icrhb.org/news/icrh-launches-thematicnetwork-srhr-policy-research-and-advice
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Department of Experimental clinical and health psychology
Henri Dunantlaan 2
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