Karlien Vanderheyden

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Focusing on how individuals can impact an organisation’s people, processes and performance

Karlien Vanderheyden studies the social intelligence of people. She explores how individuals can enhance an organisation’s performance, through their behaviour and the way they interact with others. She also coaches managers to optimise their performance. 

Her main research interests lie in managing people. She focuses on decision-making and intuition, diverse teams, individual differences and performance. Her book, Essentials in Communication, illustrates how to combine theory and practice.

At Vlerick, Karlien teaches people management on both our degree programmes and customised programmes. She’s also the co-director of the Centre for People in the Smart Digitised Supply Chain.

Who am I?

  • Associate Professor at Vlerick Business School 
  • Doctor in Psychology at Ghent University  
  • Visiting Research Fellow at University of Maryland, US (1994-1995)  
  • Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at Ghent University  

My expertise

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive styles
  • Communication and interaction
  • Decision-making and intuition
  • Team dynamics
  • Skills of the future
  • Leadership

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Karlien Vanderheyden

Karlien Vanderheyden

Associate Professor