Research team

I am heading the Social Work and Social Policy research team in the Centre for Sociological Research at the KU Leuven. Our research broadly focuses on the development of European welfare states, with a focus on (1) social policy design, the implementation of policies through institutions and social interventions by social workers; (2) outcomes in terms of inequality, poverty, employment, and well-being, as well as their social legitimacy. These developments are preferably studied in relation to changing social, economic, political and cultural contexts. In our group, we also devote much attention to new challenges and risks facing contemporary welfare states, including climate change, automation and Covid-19.

Senior researchers

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Former doctoral students