Prof. Dr. Chantal Van Audenhove is a full professor at the Academic Center for General Medicine (ACHG) at the KU Leuven. She teaches courses in psychology and applied communication for medical students and students in dentistry. She is also the director of LUCAS, the Centre for Care research and consultancy of KU Leuven, expert in practice- and policy oriented research. As promotor-coordinator of the Policy Research Centre for Welfare, Public Health and Family (SWVG) she is responsible for the management of a network of researchers all over Flanders. Her research topics concerns: shared decision making, care for persons with dementia and community mental health care.