Short bio

Post-doctoral researcher working at the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (Ghent University) and assistsant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Designing, implementing and coordinating research projects with a focus on human rights and punishment, from a legal, policy and practical point of view, with major attention for international and European developments.

Work details

Selected societal impact activities

  • Vice-president of the Monitoring Board of Ghent Prison
  • Member of the Correctional Research Symposium program committee
  • Lecturing prisoners and students together in Beveren Prison, as part of the Samen Leren in Detentie project.

Selected media

Selected events


  • Prisons
  • EU-cooperation
  • Fundamental rights

Selected projects

  • 2017-2019 – Improving protection of fundamental rights and access to legal aid for remand prisoners in the European Union (EU Action Grant)
  • 2016-2019 – The role of national preventive mechanisms against torture and ill-treatment in prisons in Europe (BOF)
  • 2012-2016 – Disciplinary procedures in detention settings – a comparative and European study (FWO)

Selected publications

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