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Anja Declercq, PhD

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Dr. Declercq has a degree in applied economics and in sociology, and a PhD in social sciences. She is currently a professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and project manager at Lucas, an interdisciplinary research institute of that same university. Her research mainly focuses on care for elderly people in terms of innovation and quality improvement.

In Belgium, Dr. Declercq manages a government-sponsored project to research the conditions in which interRAI Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) and interRAI Home Care (HC) could be implemented at a national level. She is also involved in a project concerning the use of interRAI Acute Care (AC). She became an Associate interRAI Fellow in 2007.

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