Julie Schiltz

Julie is a PhD student at the department of Special Education at Ghent University (Belgium) and is affiliated to the Centre for Children in Vulnerable Situations (CCVS) as a researcher. She studied Educational Sciences and Conflict and Development Studies at Ghent University. She carried out an 8-month internship at the psychosocial support centre of CCVS in northern Uganda, where she also conducted research on the social reintegration of former child soldiers. Her ongoing PhD research focuses on psychological wellbeing and resources for young refugees during armed conflict. The research is executed with South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani refugee settlement, northern Uganda.