Joke Dupont, MSc
- Ghent University
- Catholic University of Leuven
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2017-2018: research assistant, research internship at the Free University of Brussels
2020-2021: author scientific article: ‘Towards a Transnational Sexual Health Research and Policy Agenda: The ESMN Delphi Study’, multidisciplinary collaboration between Ghent University and the COST European Cooperation in Science & Technology within the European Sexual Medicine Network (ESMN)
Expertise and Research Interests
|I studied Theoretical and Experimental Psychology at Ghent University, where I immersed myself in neuroscience, programming, and academic writing. During these studies, I have acquired knowledge with regard to setting up, developing, and conducting scientific experiments. I also learned to structure, analyze and present data. During my internship at the Free University of Brussels, I mainly conducted EMG experiments on partial errors, and I was able to put my theoretical knowledge in quantitative research into practice.
To obtain my master’s degree, I wrote my master’s dissertation on sexual health in Europe. I conducted an online survey among experts in sexology inquiring the priorities in the field of sexual health in order to establish an interdisciplinary collaboration that strives for a better policy on sexual health in Europe.
Moreover, this master’s thesis became the starting point of a scientific article, which I wrote in 2020-2021 together with several international academics on sexual health. The article is currently in the final stage of being published in the academic journal Sexuality Research and Social Policy. I also presented our research within the ESMN network and the result can be found in the form of a podcast on https://www.esmn-cost.eu
I pursued a second master’s degree: master of science in Sexology at the Catholic University of Leuven, at the Institute for Family and Sexuality Studies (IFSS). The IFSS offers the only master’s degree in Human Sexuality in Flanders and the Netherlands. The program was able to offer me a broad perspective and incorporated psychological, biological, sociological, philosophical, legal, ethical and cultural approaches to the study of human sexuality. My master’s disseration was a case study on Christine Jorgensen, the public pioneer in the history of transsexualism.
– Gender dysphoria
– Sex positive movement
– Sex education (children, teenagers, and adults)
– Sexual aggression, sexual offense, sex crime
The article I wrote together with Alexis Dewaele, Ethel Quayle, Marie Chollier, Tomislav Mestrovic and Asaly Skrenes with running title ‘Towards a Transnational Sexual Health Research and Policy Agenda: The ESMN Delphi Study’ is currently in the final stage of being published in the academic journal Sexuality Research and Social Policy.
European Sexual Medicine Network
COST Action CA18124
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.