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Sarah Van de Velde

ESHMS Vice-President


Associate Professor


Centre for Population, Family and Health, Department of Sociology, University of Antwerp, Belgium


BA in Sociology and Social Work, MA in Sociology, PhD in Sociology

Research Interests

Gender and ethnic disparities in mental health and health care use, student well-being, abortion, female genital mutilation/cutting, cross-national comparisons


Sarah Van de Velde performs research in the domain of medical sociology and family sociology. Most prominent research strands are the studies on gender differences in mental health and health care use, as well as reproductive health and harmful practices against women. Specific attention is paid to macro-structural sources of gender inequality.

Countries of collaboration

Europe, Egypt, Kenya

Academic webpage/website

Sarah Van De Velde at the University of Antwerp

Social networks and contact