Bios of Current Members

Kirsten Hermans, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr. Hermans has a degree in Psychology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. She defended her doctoral thesis on the validation of the interRAI Palliative Care instrument in nursing homes in 2017. Currently, she is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Universities of Leuven (LUCAS) and Brussels (End-of-Life Care Research Group). Her research mainly focuses on quality improvement in palliative care in nursing homes and home care using interRAI Palliative Care and interRAI Home Care data. Dr. Hermans became an Associate interRAI Fellow in 2018. She is a member of the interRAI Network of Integrated Care and Aging (iNICA).

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