Status: Postdoctoral researcher
Melissa Ceuterick is a postdoctoral fellow at Hedera since March 2017. As a cultural anthropologist trained at Ghent University, Melissa has a background in qualitative research methods. Her PhD focused on the use and perception of traditional medicine among Andean migrants in the UK (University of Bradford, 2009). After working as a resident professor for Duke University’s global health program in Costa Rica (2012), she coordinated several applied research projects in the Flemish integration sector, mainly in the field of migrants’ health and wellbeing. She co-edited “Bouwstenen voor een cultuursensitieve zorg- en welzijnsorganisatie” (Politeia, 2016).
Starting next academic year (2017-2018) she will be in charge of the Seminar on Social Demography. In addition she will be co-teaching different master courses (Migration and Integration, Sociology of Health and Illness). She also organizes workshops for secondary schools.
Melissa is co-supervising the VLIR-UOS project “Strengthening co-responsible elderly care in the current Cuban context through gender equity mainstreaming and elders’ wellbeing.”
Her research interests include discourse analysis, culturally-sensitive care, traditional medicine and the effects of migration on health, well-being and identity processes.