Mission and staff


The Occupational and Insurance Medicine Unit conducts mainly research in the field of occupational medicine. Our mission is to improve the health of working people through population-based research with the aim to develop appropriate preventive strategies.


Secretariat: Mrs R. Vandewege
Ghent University Hospital
De Pintelaan 185 entrance 42 (building K3, 4th floor)
B-9000 Ghent
Phone 0032 (0)9 332 36 17
Fax 0032 (0)9 332 36 17
E-mail rita.vandewege@ugent.be

Staff members
  • Prof. Dr. Lutgart Braeckman
Scientific staff
  • Dr. Maurits De Ridder
  • Dr. Heidi Jansens (honorary fellow)
  • Leon D'Hulster
  • Dr. Joy Van de Cauter
  • Dr. Kaat Van Roy (teaching assistant)
Administrative staff
  • Mrs. Rita Vandewege
Voluntary academic staff
  • Dr. Micheline Bekaert
  • Dr. Eric Carlier
  • Dr. Christian Carton
  • Dr. Ludwine Casteleyn
  • Dr. Marc De Meester
  • Dr. Fernand De Smet
  • Dr. Geertrui Dumoulin
  • Dr. Annie Geldhof
  • Dr. Jan Glazemakers
  • Dr. Philippe Kiss
  • Dr. Ina Mahy
  • Dr. Annemie Raemdonck
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Steutelings
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Temmerman
  • Dr. Michel Vanhoorne
  • Dr. Anne Van Outryve
  • Dr. Mathieu Verbrugghe