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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.
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Geert obtained a Master in History at Ghent University and further tuned her research skills (including discourse analysis) with an MPhil (Social & Political Theory, 1990) and a PhD (in History, 1996) at Cambridge University (UK). On her return to Flanders she was the first postdoctoral researcher of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at the Department of Political Sciences (UGent), where she did research on identity, citizenship and (political) community. Quality care, servicing and stakeholder management define her versatile career, among others in the book and youth sectors. Because of the importance of knowledge sharing and innovation stimulation, she returned to her first love: qualitative research.
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Lennart obtained a master’s degree in sociology from Ghent University. He took a first taste of practice-oriented social research when he worked on a project in collaboration between Ghent University and the city council of Ghent. The aim of this project was to increase the accessibility of initiatives for healthy nutrition in elementary schools. From his childhood onwards, he had an interest in what drives people to live together, how societal structures are unconsciously formed and how they affect social life. As a Junior researcher at Mpiris, he wants to have an impact on social policy by delivering high-quality social research.
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Vinnie achieved a bachelor of audiovisual arts at RITCS and a master of science in sociology at the university of Ghent. His first taste of social science research was his master’s thesis. This research used a longitudinal and mixed methods design to study changes in Flemish literary education between 1973 en 2013. Because of his passion for innovative quantitative techniques and his belief in the power of storytelling, his ambition is to communicate insights from the chaotic world of data to stakeholders in an accessible and recognisable way.