Nesma consulting, BE

BIO

Katrien Van der Heyden is a sociologist and expert in gender, equal opportunities, development, and diversity, with a Masters in Gender Studies. She has almost 20 years of experience, covering field work with rural development projects in Africa, as an independent consultant in the field of gender and diversity, and as a researcher at the University of Antwerp. Her specialist fields are gender in research, gender analyses, (qualitative) research and strategy (gender mainstreaming at project and institutional levels, strategic planning), training and facilitation of workshops, and management and evaluation of projects. 

As an expert on gender in research, she has done 50+ trainings all over Europe for diverse research institutions and universities on how to integrate gender in research topics and proposals and on how to reach equal opportunities in a research team.