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 halftime affiliated to Nursing Science, Department of Public Health at the University of Basel and halftime 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 the imAGE.eu study (IMplementAtion of Geriatric models of care in Europe). 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.