CV Hadewijch Vandenheede

Hadewijch Vandenheede (born in 1983), BSc Social Work (2005), BSc Sociology (2007), MSc Sociology (2008), PhD Social Sciences (2011), is Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The focus of her research is migrant, gender and socioeconomic health inequalities, and the intersection between these.

The topic of her PhD was migrant differences in diabetes morbidity and mortality, with special emphasis on the interactions with gender and socioeconomic position.

More recently, she has been involved with projects examining social inequalities in cancer incidence, survival and mortality; health and mortality in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union; and migrant inequalities in health and mortality among young adults and adolescents, often from a European comparative perspective. Most of these projects are situated at the intersection of demography, epidemiology and sociology, drawing explicitly upon an interdisciplinary approach.