dr. Sigrid Dierickx (PhD)

CRIG member
Sigrid Dierickx

Senior researcher – End-of-Life Care Research Group (VUB-UGent)
Postdoctoral Fellow (FWO – Research Foundation Flanders)
Principal investigator: prof. Luc Deliens (PhD)


Research focus

My FWO postdoctoral project aims to study the impact of euthanasia on bereaved relatives of people with cancer.
Further, I am currently involved in 2 projects on psychosocial care for people with advanced cancer and their informal caregivers and 2 projects on medical end-of-life decisions.
I have experience with conducting various research methodologies:

  • cross-sectional surveys
  • population-based studies
  • randomized controlled trials
  • qualitative interviews


I am an FWO postdoctoral fellow and senior researcher at the End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Ghent University. I hold a master’s degree in Sociology (2013, Ghent University) and Health Care Management and Policy (2014, KULeuven). In 2018 I obtained a joint PhD in Social Health Sciences (VUB) and Health Sciences (Ghent University) with my dissertation entitled “Euthanasia practice in Belgium: A population-based evaluation of trends and currently debated issues”.

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