Lieve Van den Block is professor of communication and education in Family Medicine at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and chair of the “Ageing and Palliative Care” Research Programme at the End-of-Life Care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University in Belgium. She has a Master in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Medical Social Sciences. She performs public health and interventional research in a national and international perspective aimed at monitoring and improving palliative and end-of-life care. Her research is multidisciplinary in nature, focusing on palliative care in the community and palliative care for older people including frailty and dementia. She is coordinator of the EURO senti-melc study, a surveillance methodology occupied with Monitoring End-of-Life Care using SENTInel Networks of General Practitioners in Europe. She was executive coordinator of EURO IMPACT ie European Intersectorial and Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Research Training (2010-2014), and is partner lead in INDUCT ie Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Utilising Current Technology (2016-2020), both funded by the European Union as Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. She is Principal Investigator and EU coordinator of PACE “Palliative Care for Older People”, a collaborative research project involving 12 EU partners, funded under the EU FP7 Health programme. She has received several scientific awards for her work, has published more than seventy papers in leading general medicine, social science and palliative care journals.