Profile – Fanny Monnet, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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Fanny Monnet


Fanny Monnet

Job title:

Doctoral researcher

Place of work / study:

End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University

Department of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Area of Research:

Advance care planning and dementia

How is your work funded?

This study is part of DISTINCT: “Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology”. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 813196.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am from the French-speaking part of Switzerland and graduated from Maastricht University with a BSc. in European Public Health in 2018 and a MSc. in Health Education and Promotion in 2019. Through the “Dementia: Intersectorial Strategy for Training and Innovation Network for Current Technology” (DISTINCT) project, I joined the End-of-Life Care Research Group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in December 2019. Within my PhD project, I aim to develop an advance care planning website for people with dementia and their family caregivers.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

In my free time, I am studying Dutch and also enjoy cooking, travelling and discovering new things, as well as outdoor activities such as hiking or skiing.

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

During my university studies in public health and health promotion, I worked as a nursing aide in a psychogeriatric hospital in my hometown in Switzerland. Working everyday with people living with dementia and seeing their experiences prompted me to choose dementia as my research area.

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