About us

Pain in Motion is an international research consortium between the Pain in Motion international research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and researchers from Ghent University, Antwerp University, University College of Applied Sciences Rotterdam, University of Valencia, Odisee University of Applied Sciences and Transcare Pijn Nederland.


Drs. Othman Al Kassabi

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Director of Corporate Development, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City, Saudi Arabia

Prof. Dr. Isabel Baert

Assistant professor at the University of Antwerp

Drs. Thomas BILTERYS

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University, Belgium

Drs. Bart Boendermaker

Phd candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Researcher at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland. Director and physio-manual therapist of physiotherapy centre PHYSION, Switzerland.

Dra. Amber Billens

PhD candidate at Ghent Universiteit

Dra. Jente Bontinck

PhD candidate at Ghent University

Dra. Rinske Bults

Psychologist at Transcare Pijn the Netherlands PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Valérie-Anne Chantrain

PhD candidate at University of Antwerp and Université Catholique de Louvain

Dr. Jacqui Clark

Physiotherapist at The Physio Shed, New Zealand, Lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Elise Cnockaert

Researcher at Ghent University, Physiotherapist at the General Hospital AZ Sint-Lucas

Drs. Marlies Colman

PhD candidate at Ghent University and medical doctor at Ghent University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Iris Coppieters

Research professor and postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University and physiotherapist in the University Hospital Brussels.

Dra. Evy D'hondt

PhD candidate at Ghent University

Dr. Liesbeth Daenen

Postdoctoral researcher at IDEWE and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Prof. Dr. Liesbet De Baets

Visiting professor and postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Lore Dams

PhD candidate at KU Leuven, University of Antwerp

Dr. An De Groef

Associate professor at University of Antwerp and post-doctoral researcher at KU Leuven and University of Antwerp. Physiotherapist at the University Hospital of Leuven.

Prof. Dr. Marijke De Couck

Visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, researcher and lecturer at Odisee University of Applied Sciences, and relaxation therapist at Medisch Centrum Ternat

Prof. Dr. Margot De Kooning

Visiting professor and lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Physiotherapist at the University Hospital Brussels.

Dr. Kayleigh De Meulemeester

Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University

Dra. Hester den Bandt

Teacher at University College Rotterdam and PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. Sanneke Don

Postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, physiotherapist at Stichting Gezondheidscentra Haarlemmermeer, Hoofddorp, the Netherlands, and Guest lecturer at the University College of Applied Sciences Rotterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands

Drs. Ömer Elma

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Anthe Foubert

PhD candidate at Antwerp University and Université Catholique de Louvain

Dr. Dorien Goubert

Postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University

Dr. Lisa Goudman

postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University Hospital Brussels

Drs. Vincent Haenen

PhD candidate at University of Antwerp and KU Leuven

Drs. Erwin Hendriks

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Physiotherapist at Revalidatiecentrum Drechtsteden, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Teacher at University College Rotterdam.

Drs. Jolien Hendrix

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Lisette Heystee

Physiotherapist / manual therapist

Dr. Ivan Huijnen

Senior researcher at the department of rehabilitation medicine, Maastricht University, and manager at Adelante, centre of expertise in rehabilitation and audiology, Hoensbroek, the Netherlands

Dra. Eva Huysmans

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and physiotherapist in the University Hospital Brussels

Prof. Dr. Kelly Ickmans

Assistant professor and postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Physiotherapist at the University Hospital Brussels

Dr. Albère Köke

Senior researcher at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Maastricht University, Coordinator Innovation Adelante, Centre of Expertise in Rehabilitation and Audiology, Hoensbroek, Lecturer at South University for Applied Science (faculty Physiotherapy), the Netherlands

Dr. Kevin Kuppens

Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Antwerp and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Astrid Lahousse

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Lynn Leemans

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Dorine Lenoir

PhD research at Ghent University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Prof. Dr. Laurence Leysen

visiting professor and postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Marijke Leysen

PhD candidate at the University of Antwerp and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Prof. Dr. Enrique Lluch I Girbés

Assistant professor at the University of Valencia and visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Dr. Tine Logghe

Head of the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Sint-Dimpna Hospital Geel, Belgium.

Prof. Dr. Mari Lundberg

Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Prof. Dr. Anneleen Malfliet

Assistant professor and postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and physiotherapist in the University Hospital Brussels

Dra. Lotte Meert

PhD candidate at Antwerp University, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Mira Meeus

Professor at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University.

Drs. Michel Mertens

PhD candidate at the University of Antwerp

Prof. Dr. Maarten Moens

Neurosurgeon at the University Hospital Brussels and senior academic staff at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. David Morales

PhD candidate at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Drs. Naziru Bashir Mukhtar

PhD candidate at Ghent University and Lecturer at Bayero University Kano, Nigeria

Drs. Wouter Munneke

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Carlos Murillo Ezcurra

PhD candidate at Ghent University, Belgium

Dra. Liza Musch

PhD candidate at Odisee University of Applied Sciences Aalst and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Charbel Najem

PhD candidate at Ghent University

Prof. Dr. Jo Nijs

Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, physiotherapist / manual therapist at the University Hospital Brussels and Guest Professor at the University of Gothenburg

Prof. Dr. Rob Oostendorp

Honorary member Professor emeritus Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. Roselien Pas

postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Andrea Polli

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pere Bacardit Pintó

Physiotherapist at FISAL and Centre Núria Caballé, Assistant Lecturer at ESCTS Tecnocampus (UPF) and the Master’s Degree in Translational Research in Physiotherapy EU Gimbernat (UAB), researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Sofie Puts

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Prof. Dr. Felipe Reis

Professor at Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro (IFRJ), Department of Physical Therapy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Researcher at Conventional and Advanced Neuroimage Laboratory, UFRJ, and Visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Dra. Emma Rheel

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Iris Reynebeau

Researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Eva Roose

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. Stijn Schouppe

PhD candidate at Ghent University

Dra. Ariane Schwank

PhD candidate at Antwerp University

Prof. Dr. Rob Smeets

Full Professor en Pijnrevalidatiearts (Physiatrist Pain Rehabilitation) UA, Maastricht University, department Rehabilitation Medicine, Research school CAPHRI en CIR Revalidatie location Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Yannick Tobbackx

Physiotherapist at the Zuil, Westerlo

Dra. Sevilay Tumkaya Yilmaz

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Wouter Van Bogaert

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Ines Vandenbroucke

Researcher at Ghent University, Physiotherapist / manual therapist at Health-Ines, Afsnee and Kinecentrum, Ledeberg

Dra. Elien Van der Gucht

PhD candidate at KU Leuven, University of Antwerp

Luc Vanderweeën

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Physiotherapist / manual therapist

Dra. Eveline Van Looveren

PhD candidate at Ghent University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Jessica
Van Oosterwijck

Associate professor and post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, and Visiting professor at the University of Antwerp.

Dra. Sophie Van Oosterwijck

PhD candidate at Ghent University

Prof. Dr. Paul van Wilgen

Visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel Physiotherapist at Transcare Pijn the Netherlands

Dra. Kuni Vergauwen

Lector occupational therapy AP Hogeschool, PhD candidate at the University of Antwerp & Maastricht University

Sophie Vervullens

PhD candidate at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Lennard Voogt

Applied research professor at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, and Visiting professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. Amarins Wijma

Postdoctoral researcher at Transcare Pijn the Netherlands and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Jaap Wijnen

PhD candidate at Ghent University and Psychosomatic Psychologist, Rughuis Roermond, the Netherlands