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Lucienne, Monique Van Erwegen

Queens University Belfast
Phd Student
I started my career in speech therapy in Belgium. I later studied drama to support children and their communication and self esteem. I then finished a postgrad in autism in Birmingham,UK, and another postgrad in child protection at trinity college Dublin, Ireland. Finally at present I'm finishing a Phd in childhood studies at Queens University Belfast. The title for my dissertation is: Pathways to resilience in youth. All my life I have worked with children and vulnerable people. Now that I reach pensionable age, I want to share the experience of working with these extraordinary young people that defined my life and my career. But most of all I want to research this bounce back (or forward)-ability, called resilience.