Michelle Van Impe obtained a Master’s degree in Criminology with great distinction in 2015. Afterwards she worked as a researcher at the International Center for Reproductive Health, the Flemish center of expertise on alcohol and other drugs (VAD) and as a teaching-assistant. From July 2017 on, she writes her PhD-study which entails Participatory Action Research (PAR) with people who use illegal drugs.
Selected societal impact activities
- PhD – ‘Exploring narrative identity constructions of people who use illegal drugs through critical participatory action research’
- Founding member of ‘SMART on Drugs’
- Participatory Action Research (PAR)
- Illegal drug use
- Critical criminology
- 2017-2021 – PhD: Exploring narrative identity constructions of people who use illegal drugs through critical participatory action research
- 2017 – Campaign on Alcohol and Pregnancy
- 2016-2018 – Feasibility study sexual assault referral centres in Belgium
- Van Impe, M. (2018). Wat ons gezegd wordt over kernenergie : een analyse van de ideologische strategieën in het discours van de Belgische nucleaire lobby en regering. TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR CRIMINOLOGIE, 60(2), 157–172.
- forthcoming chapter (in final phase) in the 2019 ESSD book on ‘Why? Explanations for drug use and drug dealing in social drug research’ titled ‘Exploring and (re)negotiating the question of (not) being: narrative identity constructions of people who use illegal drugs’.