Prof. Alexis Dewaele

Professional Experience

2013 – now: Assistant professor – coordinator PSYNC consortium ‘Working Together for Mental Health’
2010 – 2013: Postdoc coordinator Flemish sexual health study
2002 – 2010: Researcher at Policy Research Center on Equal Opportunities

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Sexual orientation
  • Sexual health
  • Minorty stress and mental health
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Societal impact and co-creation as related to research within Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Research dissemination and -communication
  • Improving mental health in citizens

Selected Publications

  1. Dewaele, A., Van Houtte, M., Buysse, A., Lyubayeva, A., Trippas, M., and Baeken, A. (2019). What Predicts Visibility Management at Work? A Study of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Flemish Government Employees. Psychologica Belgica.
  2. Dewaele, A., Van Houtte, M., Symons, K., & Buysse, A. (2017). Exploring First Sexual Intercourse, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Health in Men. Journal of homosexuality, 64(13), 1832-1849.
  3. Dewaele, A., Van Houtte, M., & Vincke, J. (2014). Visibility and Coping with Minority Stress: a Gender-Specific Analysis among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals in Flanders. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(8).
  4. Poteat, V. P., Russell, S. T., & Dewaele, A. (2017). Sexual Health Risk Behavior Disparities Among Male and Female Adolescents Using Identity and Behavior Indicators of Sexual Orientation. Archives of sexual behavior, 1-11.
  5. D’haese, L., Dewaele, A., & Houtte, M. V. (2016). Homophobic Violence, Coping Styles, Visibility Management, and Mental Health: A Survey of Flemish Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals. Journal of homosexuality, 63(9), 1211-1235.