Public Health Sciences

Postal address
Laarbeeklaan 101


Melissa Horlait holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (VUB, 2007). In 2017 she obtained the degree of Doctor in Social Health Sciences (VUB) with her dissertation "Palliative care communication in oncology settings in Flanders, Belgium" (Promotor Prof. Dr. M. Leys & Co-promotor Prof. Dr. S. Van Belle).

Today, her research activities focus on the broad topic of communication and the organisation of multidisciplinary teams in health care. As a member of the EACH (European Association for Communication in Healthcare) she also has specific interest in the topic of communication skills training (development and teaching) for health care professionals.

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  1. Multidisciplinary team meetings in cancer care: is there a psychologist in the house?

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference

  2. 19th International Conference on Integrated Care

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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