Sarah Derveeuw

I am a PhD candidate working within the Equity in Healthcare Unit, within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. My project seeks to document the differences in use of preventive healthcare services for individuals from migrant backgrounds compared to native host populations, as well as exploring the role of neighbourhood composition and other mechanisms in explaining some of these differences. Prior to joining UGent I worked as a research assistant at King's College London, and as an assistant psychologist in a secondary mental health service for dementia and older people's mental health, in the United Kingdom. I'm particularly interested in research, and the role of cultural competence in the communication of health needs and the provision of equitable health services. I have a BSc in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kent and an MSc in Global Mental Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and King's College London.

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