Mieke Van Houtte

     Mieke Van Houtte


What is your main driver for doing research?

My main driver for doing research is curiosity, combined with outrage about social injustice.

Why do you believe that strengthening mental health is so important?

Mental health is an important, if not the main condition for all facets of life like relationships, achievement, work, school. Not only strengthening mental health in general is important, but in particular overcoming existing social inequalities. It cannot be that just belonging to a certain category or group is determining people’s wellbeing. 

How could research change the world?

Probably first and foremost informing people.

With whom outside academia did you already collaborate and achieved important results?

Schools and educational policy makers.




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