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Stefaan De Smet

Dr. Stefaan De Smet

Department of Educational Sciences
+32 479 87 28 38


Education: Graduate in Psychiatric Nursing, PhD in Educational Sciences, option Adult Educational Sciences
Research themes: needs of older offenders and mentally ill offenders, mental health care, forensic care, quality of life

Stefaan De Smet is Lecturer at HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts where he uses his expertise as a mental health nurse (RN), MSc Gerontology and PhD Educational Sciences (VUB-UGent) in education, research and community service. His PhD study (2017) is about the characteristics and quality of life of older offenders in Flanders. Besides he developed research expertise in the field of mental health care, including competences of caregivers, community based care and forensic psychiatry. 


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels