Mieke Deschodt holds a Master degree in Nursing Science and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the KU Leuven, Belgium. Mieke Deschodt is scientific collaborator at the Gerontology and Geriatrics research unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the KU Leuven in Belgium and staff member of the Competence Center for Nursing at the University Hospitals Leuven. Since 1 July 2020 she is appointed as assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, Healthcare and Ethics at the UHasselt in Belgium where she supports the curriculum development of the new Master in Nursing and Midwifery, which will be rolled out in September 2022. From October 1st 2021 she will start her fulltime tenure-track research professorship at KU Leuven.
Mieke Deschodt is fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science and the American Geriatrics Society, and is co-founder of IMPACT, the Swiss Implementation Science Network. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of nurse-led models of care for frail older people and on implementation science methodology. At KU Leuven, she is principal investigator of the G-COACH (Geriatric CO-mAnagement for Cardiology patients in the Hospital) and the G-ERAS (Geriatric assessment in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery programs) projects. She is co-investigator of the GAPP (Geriatric Activation Program Pellenberg) and URGENT (Unplanned Readmission prevention through a GEriatric Network for Transitional care) studies and is part of the TRANS-SENIOR (Transitional Care Innovation in Senior Citizens) research group.