Short bio

Marlies Sas is a postdoctoral researcher who holds a PhD in Safety Sciences (University of Antwerp). In her PhD, she focused on the human factors of security at campuses of higher educational institutions. She also holds Master degrees in Criminological Sciences (2014) and Conflict and Development (2015) from Ghent University.

From October 2021, she started working on several projects concerning crime prevention under supervision of Prof. Wim Hardyns (Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law). She is currently involved as a postdoctoral researcher in the SENSOC-project (unravelling and improving fear of crime, social cohesion and quality of life among residents of the Rabotwijk in Ghent) and a EUCPN-project (developing an education package regarding evaluation of crime prevention).

Work details

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  • Campus security
  • Crime prevention
  • Security awareness

Selected projects

  • EUCPN-project and SENSOC-project