Status: Postdoctoral researcher
Melissa Ceuterick is a postdoctoral fellow at Hedera since March 2017.
As a cultural anthropologist trained at Ghent University, Melissa has a background in qualitative research methods. Her PhD focused on the use and perception of traditional medicine among Andean migrants in the UK (University of Bradford, 2009). After working as a resident professor for Duke University’s global health program in Costa Rica (2012), she coordinated several applied research projects in the Flemish integration sector, mainly in the field of migrants’ health and wellbeing. She co-edited “Bouwstenen voor een cultuursensitieve zorg- en welzijnsorganisatie” (Politeia, 2016).
She is in charge of the Seminars on Health Sociology and Social Demography. In addition she is co-teaching in the master courses on Migration and Integration and Sociology of Health and Illness. She also organizes workshops on (de-)radicalisation for secondary schools.
Melissa is currently co-supervising the Mind the Gate project, which studies general practitioners' decision-making regarding patients with mental health care problems.
Her research interests include the link between migration, health, well-being and identity.