Eric Kerckhofs (°1955) obtained a master diploma (1982) and a PhD degree in Motor Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy (1995) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). Additionally, he received a Bachelor (2001) and Master (2006) degree in Clinical Psychology at the same university. In 1991, he was appointed as part-time and in 2001 as fulltime lecturer in neurorehabilitation at the VUB. From 2017 on he is full professor in neurorehabilitation and rehabilitation psychology. From 2012 – 2018 he was dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy.
His research focuses on robot-assisted gait training, cognitive dysfunctions and rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease, and the neuropsychology of patients with brain disorders. At VUB he is co-director of the Center for Neurosciences (dept. Cognition & Behavior). He was co-founder of the Belgian Society for Neurorehabilitation.
Eric Kerckhofs published 85 papers in international peer-reviewed papers, has a h-index of 20 and more than 1500 citations. He was supervisor of 8 PhD’s in the fields of rehabilitation sciences and clinical psychology.