Mieke Deschodt holds a Master degree in Nursing Science from the University of Leuven, Belgium since 2007. She worked six years as a geriatric expert nurse in the University Hospitals of Leuven. In 2013, she successfully defended her PhD dissertation on ‘Multidisciplinary inpatient geriatric consultation teams: organizational aspects and outcomes’ at the University of Leuven. As postdoctoral research fellow, she is 80% affiliated to Nursing Science, Department of Public Health at the University of Basel and 20% to Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of Chronic Diseases, Metabolism and Ageing at the University of Leuven. In Basel, she is leading the INSPIRE project (ImplemeNtation of a community-baSed care Programme for senIoR citizEns in Basel-Landschaft) and is co-investigator in the GERAS (ExplorinG frailty and mild cognitive impairmEnt in kidney tRansplantation to predict biomedicAl, psychosocial and health cost outcomeS) study. In Leuven she is principal investigator of the G-COACH project (Geriatric CO-mAnagement for Cardiology patients in the Hospital) and is co-investigator of the GAPP and URGENT study. Mieke Deschodt is fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science and board member of Wit-Gele Kruis Vlaanderen, the largest home care organization in Flanders.