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Dorien Brosens

Prof. Dr. Dorien Brosens

Department of Educational Sciences
+32 499 23 77 18


Education: Master Adult Educational Sciences, PhD in Educational Sciences, option Adult Educational Sciences

Research themes: participation and involvement of prisoners, educational innovation, prisoners' active citizenship, peer support

Dorien Brosens is Professor/ Postdoctoral researcher in the Adult Educational Sciences and co-teaches the course “Social design, co-creation and innovation”. She obtained a PhD in 2015 with a thesis titled: “Participation in prison programmes: Profile of (non-)participants, encouraging and discouraging factors”. Her research focuses on participation and involvement in prison life, prisoners’ active citizenship and prisoners’ participation in diverse types of learning (formal, non-formal, informal). She is also a governance board member of Klasbak vzw (Flemish branch of the “European Prison Education Association”).


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels