Katrien Van der Heyden, Belgian. Katrien is a sociologist, psychotherapist and expert in gender, equal opportunities, development and diversity. She specialises in the field of health and has a Masters in gender studies. She has almost 20 years of experience, covering field work with rural development projects (1990 – 1995) and work as an independent consultant in the field of gender and diversity and as a researcher at the University of Antwerp.

Her specialist fields are gender analyses, (qualitative) research and strategy (gender mainstreaming at project and institutional levels, strategic planning), training and facilitation of workshops, and management of projects. She has worked for bilateral cooperation organisations (BTC), international NGOs (Medicus Mundi), for several Belgian, Flemish and local administrative departments, as well as for the European Commission.

Working languages

Flemish (Dutch) – English – French

Phone +32 485 89 78 41