Deborah De Moortel

Deborah De Moortel

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contact_phone +32 2 6148151
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Deborah De Moortel is a professor at the Department of Sociology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She received her PhD in Sociology in 2016 (title: Mental well-being & employment quality in Europe. Analysing gender and social class differences from a cross-national comparative perspective). She worked at the Institute of Medical Sociology of the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany from 2017 to 2019. There she collaborated with the research group, which founded the Effort-Reward Imbalance model, to study the link between (involuntary) working hours and health. Currently, she is a FWO senior postdoctoral researcher investigating the link between employment trajectories and mental health. Besides her postdoc projects, she has been involved in projects examining unemployment and mortality using the Belgian census, the transfer of knowledge about health prevention and promotion at the Belgian work, building a typology of self-employed in Europe, etc. She is a member of the Compassionate Communities Center of Expertise (COCO).

Job quality, employment quality, mental well-being, labour market inequalities, cross-national comparative research, gender, social class

Related projects:
Quality of employment trajectories and mental health: the role of gender and social norms
Hours and skill-underemployment in Europe
PhD Meixuan Li
PhD Jessie Gevaert
Self-employment in Europe
Employment status and job quality
Employment careers, disability and mortality
Health promotion and health prevention at work
Studie van de impact van de nieuwe arbeidsvormen op het welzijn op het werk