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Ama Kissi

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Ama Kissi graduated as a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology in 2013. In March 2019, she obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Prof. dr. Geert Crombez, Prof. dr. Jan De Houwer, and Dr. Sean Hughes. During her PhD program she examined how rule-following affects the way in which humans engage with their environment from a functional-analytic perspective.

As of January 2020, Ama started working as a post-doctoral researcher under the supervision ofProf. dr. Tine Vervoort and Prof. dr. Dimitri Van Ryckeghem. Their research projects aim to systematically scrutinize those mechanisms(e.g., observer and pain sufferer factors) that may help explain racialized and ethnic disparities in pain care.

Besides conducting research, Ama also works as a clinical psychologist at PRAKTIJK50 and in a general practice.

Interests

  • The underlying mechanisms of racialized and ethnic disparities in health care (i.e., pain care and mental health treatments)
  • The role of psychosocial (e.g., cognitive processes, discrimination) and contextual factors in the experience of pain
  • Mental health
  • Racism
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Fleur Baert

Fleur graduated as a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Ghent University.
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Maya Braun

Maya obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Ghent University. After collecting experience in different areas of psychology during her student jobs, internships and theses, she joined the Health Psychology Lab of Ghent University as a doctoral student
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Geert Crombez

Geert Crombez is Professor of Health Psychology in the Department of Experimental-Health Psychology at Ghent University.
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Lena De Bonte

Lena obtained a Master of Science in criminological sciences (2021) and sociology (2023) from Ghent University. During her Bachelor's studies, she developed a keen interest in opioid use and the related stigma
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Marie De Breucker

I obtained my Master of Science in Theoretical and Experimental Psychology at Ghent University in 2021. During my six month research internship at the Ghent Experimental Psychiatry Lab, where I investigated an attentional bias to food in patients with anorexia nervosa, my interest in research was further enhanced, especially involving clinical populations.
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Annick De Paepe

Annick De Paepe is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Geert Crombez and Prof. Dr. Delfien Van Dyck at the Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology at Ghent University.
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Britt Di Vita

Britt obtained a BSc degree in Speech and Language Pathology (2019), followed by a MSc degree in Theoretical and Experimental Psychology (2023) from Ghent University.
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Liesbet Goubert

Liesbet Goubert is Full Professor of Clinical Health Psychology in the Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology at Ghent University.
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Laura Maenhout

Laura obtained a Master's degree in Educational Sciences, main subject Special Education, Disability Studies and Behavioural Disorders at Ghent University.
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Sarah Maes

Sarah Maes graduated as MSc in Clinical Psychology at Ghent University, obtained a degree in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy in the same year and a degree in Clinical Neuropsychology.
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Eleana Pinto

Eleana obtained her master degree in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation at the University of Padova (Italy). During her studies, she did her internship at the Neuroscience of Movement Lab (NEMO Lab, University of Padova).
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Marthe Tulpin

Marthe obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Ghent University. Her interest in the field of health psychology roots from the beginning of her studies, but deepened during working on her master’s thesis under supervision of prof. dr. Liesbet Goubert and prof. dr. Eline Van Hoecke.
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Maité Van Alboom

Maité graduated as a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Ghent University. During her studies she became increasingly interested in the field of Health Psychology.
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Justine Vanbavinckhove

Justine obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Ghent University in July 2022. During her studies and internship at a multidisciplinary pain center she became deeply interested in topics within the field of Health Psychology
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Gunther Van Bost

Gunther completed his Master in Science of Psychology at the University of Leuven. He did his internship at the University Hospital of Leuven under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Vandenbussche.
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Stefaan Van Damme

Stefaan Van Damme is Associate Professor in the Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology at Ghent University.
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Dimitri Van Ryckeghem

Dimitri Van Ryckeghem is a visiting professor in the Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology at Ghent University.
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Elke Veirman

Elke Veirman obtained her Phd in clinical psychology, entitled 'Emotional intelligence in children and adolescents: in search of a theoretical framework and improved assessment methods.'
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Tine Vervoort

Tine Vervoort is an Associate Research Professor at the Department of Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology.
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Aline Wauters

Aline obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology at Ghent University. During her law studies at Ghent University, Aline gradually became more interested in theories on interpersonal dynamics and psychology.

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