During her internship Aline Vandenbroeck worked under the supervision of Ilse Ruyssen on the nexus between climate change, migration and health (International Thematic Network CliMigHealth). Specifically, she supported the development of CliMigHealth’s research line on the access to healthcare of climate migrants and studied how regional health diplomacy can foster it. Additionally, she identified the research priorities concerning the role of regional integration in addressing climate migration.
Aline completed a Bachelor of Economics at the Free University of Brussels (ULB) during which she followed classes in trade and migration and a research seminar on economic integration. Eager to find solutions to complex societal challenges, Aline also participated in an interdisciplinary summer school on climate change at Aarhus University. In 2021, Aline obtained a Master of Economics Summa Cum Laude from Ghent University. In the context of her master thesis, she conducted research on mental health and academic achievement which sparked a strong interest for public health.
Prior to her internship at UNU-CRIS, Aline followed additional classes in health economics, medical sociology, and statistics in health promotion at Ghent University. She also worked as a research intern at the Itinera Institute in Brussels where she studied the determinants of healthy life years in the European Union.