Prof. Dr. Anja Declercq has a degree in applied economics and in sociology and a Ph.D. in social sciences (K.U. Leuven). Currently, she is a professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a project manager at Lucas, an interdisciplinary research institute of that same university. Her research mainly focuses on care for elderly people, in terms of innovation and quality improvement. Moreover, she is a fellow of InterRAI.