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. Ishtiaq Ahmed

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Drs. Othman Al Kassabi

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

Dra. Renske Annevelink

PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and teacher at University College of Applied Sciences Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Dr. Thomas BILTERYS

Postdoctoral researcher at Henry Ford Health & Michigan State University, USA, Warwick University, United Kingdom, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 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. Rinske Bults

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

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.

Prof. Dr. Iris Coppieters

Research professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and postdoctoral researcher at the universities of Maastricht and Leuven

Drs. Robrecht De Baere

PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University

Prof. Dr. Liesbet De Baets

Visiting professor and postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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. 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

Lecturer (Research and Teaching) position at Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, and postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Zosia Goossens

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Dr. Lisa Goudman

postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University Hospital Brussels

Drs. Rikard Hanafi

PhD candidate at the Sophiahemmet University Stockholm, Sweden, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Erwin Hendriks

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

Dra. Jolien Hendrix

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University of Leuven

Dr. Sabina Hotz-Boendermaker

Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland, and postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Dr. Eva Huysmans

Postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and physiotherapist in the University Hospital Brussels

Prof. Dr. Kelly Ickmans

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

Dra. Elin Johansson

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. Kevin Kuppens

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

Dra. Céline Labie

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and KU Leuven

Dr. Astrid Lahousse

Postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. Lynn Leemans

Postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Prof. Dr. Laurence Leysen

Senior researcher at the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. YiJun Li

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Melanie Liechti

PhD candidate at Bern University of Applied Sciences and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Prof. Dr. Enrique Lluch I Girbés

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

Prof. Dr. Mari Lundberg

Professor at the Sophiahemmet University Stockholm, 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

Drs. Arturo Quiroz Marnef

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Bern University of Applied Sciences

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.

Dra. Kenza Mostaqim

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Wouter Munneke

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université de Liège

Dra. Liza Musch

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

Prof. Dr. Jo Nijs

Full 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. Andrea Polli

Postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and KU Leuven

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.

Dr. Emma Rheel

Postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

Iris Reynebeau

Researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Eva Roose

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University of Hasselt

Drs. Nils Runge

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and KU Leuven

Drs. Alexander Schurz

PhD candidate at Bern University of Applied Sciences and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Yannick Tobbackx

Physiotherapist at the Zuil, Westerlo

Dra. Sevilay Tumkaya Yilmaz

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dra. Simone Ubaghs-Lange

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Casper Vanaderoye

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and University of Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Wouter Van Bogaert

Postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Dra. Jente Van Campenhout

PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dr. Julie Vanderlinden

Lecturer at Odisee University of Applied Sciences and postdoctoral researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Luc Vanderweeën

Vrije Universiteit Brussel Physiotherapist / manual therapist

Prof. Dr. Eveline Van Looveren

Visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Prof. Dr. Paul van Wilgen

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

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. Arne Wyns

PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Drs. Huanyu, Xiong

PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Brussel