Patricia De Vriendt
Patricia De Vriendt (ORCID 0000-0003-4861-7838) is occupational therapist (Bach), Gerontologist (MSc, PhD)), professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Artevelde University of Applied Sciences.
Her research domains are aging, frailty and dementia, chronic care, primary care and long term care. She was head promotor of different projects regarding ‘Community based Occupational Therapy’, ‘Active Ageing in the nursing homes: promoting meaningful activities’, ‘Shared decision Making in dementia’, and recently of ‘Goal oriented Care’, ‘The use of smart technology – Artificial Intelligence – in the management of daily life of people with chronic kidney disease’, ‘Reablement in Flanders’, etc. She can also look back to a very broad clinical carrier in which she worked with older persons in a variety of settings in different positions (Mental Health, Nursing Homes, Departments of Geriatrics of University Hospitals). She is member of the board of the Belgian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the board of the Primary Care Academy and part of the scientific committee for quality in health care.
Mike Jarrey (ORCID 0000-0001-9965-2321) is an British-Belgian dual national occupational therapist who qualified from the London school of Occupational therapy in 2004 and now works as a lecturer and researcher at the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Gent, Belgium. Clinically Mike has specialised in both acute health and social care oriented practice. Mike helped to establish one of the first occupational therapy services in an accident and emergency department in the UK and later worked to develop a new Reablement team in London. Since living in Belgium Mike has continued his interest in developing community based occupational therapy with a particular interest in meaningful activities, narratives and the reform of the primary care sector in Flanders. Mike works together with Prof Patricia De Vriendt in the project Reable-Labs, looking at how Reablement could be implemented in the primary care sector in Flanders.