Short bio

I hold a Master’s degree in Criminology and an educational Master in Social Studies from Ghent University, graduating them with Greatest Distinction and Great Distinction respectively. After finalizing my studies past July, I will now be joining the UGhent team as a researcher on the EU’s POSEIDON project (Ports United Against Corruption). I will work on corruption within the European maritime sector under the supervision of Prof. dr Charlotte Colman and Prof. dr. Jelle Janssens.

Work details

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  • TELEPHONE: +32493103730 (mobile number)
  • TELEPHONE SECRETARIAT: + 32 9 264 69 30
  • ADDRESS: Universiteitstraat 4, Ghent, Belgium

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As a teacher at IVV Sint-Vincentius in Ghent, I have the privilege of sharing my passion for safety and society with dedicated students.


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  • Human trafficking

  • Organized crime and corruption

  • Teacher in the field of social security

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Guelai, H., Bellaert, W., & Vermeulen, G. (2021). De evolutie van een slachtoffer tot dader. Empirisch onderzoek bij tienerpooiers en de Nigeriaanse madams.