In 2017, Joke Vandamme finished her PhD on induced abortion at the University of Ghent.
Previously, she was the logistic coordinator of the IPOS project, a multidisciplinary project on divorce in couples, led by Prof. Ann Buysse. She has also been a researcher at the SEXPERT project, a multidisciplinary project on sexual health in Flanders, led by prof. Buysse (project coordinator) and coordinated by Alexis Dewaele (research coordinator). In 2013, she received a research grant from the Flemish Research Foundation for her project “Shared reproductive decisions: an integrated research approach”. Joke is (co-)author of international as well as national publications on reproductive health issues.
Besides her work as a researcher, she is committed to psychotherapeutic work (with a focus on couples), and she is involved in various research projects and field organizations related to her topic of research. For instance, she is a member of the General Assembly of SENSOA (the expert organization on sexual health in Flanders), and she is an active member of the international ANSER network (Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights).
As a member of the Family Lab team at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Ghent, she supervised several Master theses of Clinical Psychology students. In addition, she has been involved as a teacher in the course “Clinical-psychological abilities and diagnostics”.
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Department of Experimental clinical and health psychology
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