Johan Desseyn

Founder, tech-oriented social scientist and researcher

Education, labour market, skills and social policy

johan.desseyn@mpiris.be

+32 485 92 85 41


Johan has a master’s degree in political sciences and founded Mpiris in June 2017. Before, he had already been doing applied social science research for more than ten years. Amongst his clients were the Flemish government, the cities of Ghent and Antwerp, the King Baudouin Foundation and many sectoral training organisations.



Cara de Boer

Tech-oriented social scientist and researcher

Education, labour market, skills and social policy

cara.deboer@mpiris.be

+32 499 38 27 78


Cara has a master’s degree in psychology and a postgraduate HR Management. In her PhD she elaborated on consumer behaviour, based on insights from behavioural economics. Before starting full-time at Mpiris, she taught at KULeuven and UGent.


Stefaan Vandorpe

Researcher education, labour market, skills, and social economy/policy

stefaan.vandorpe@mpiris.be

+32 479 75 77 03


Stefaan has earned an M.Sc. in Economics and a M.Sc. in Psychology (Theoretical and Experimental Psychology). He has been employed for many years as a researcher for Ghent University, both at the Department of Social Economics and at the Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology. While employed at the  Faculty for Psychology and Educational Sciences, he also obtained a PhD in Psychology.


After gaining experience in two other professional orientations (business management in the catering industry  and credit and investment consultancy), he returns to where it all started: research in labour market, skills, and social economy/policy.