Collen-Francqui Chair Sabina De Geest
Sabina De Geest, a Professor of Nursing and Director of the Institute of Nursing Science and Chair of the Department of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Basel (Switzerland) and part time Professor of Nursing at the Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the KU Leuven (Belgium), is the 2018-2019 laureate of the Collen-Francqui Chair at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Antwerp. Professor Tinne Dilles, Chair of the NuPhaC research group, is the promotor of this year’s Collen-Francqui Chair at the University of Antwerp.
Sabina De Geest gave a series of 6 lectures focusing on ‘Implementation Science’ in spring 2019. “Implementation research is the scientific study of the use of strategies to adopt and integrate evidence-based health interventions into clinical and community settings in order to improve patient outcomes and benefit population health” (NIH). It is an emerging scientific field highly relevant for health scientists, clinicians, as well as policy makers interested to implement and sustain scientific evidence in daily clinical practice settings.
The inaugural lecture took place on Friday 15 March 2019. The final lecture was on 17 May 2019, with co-lecturer Dr Karim Berkouk of the European Commission.