Jennifer Lewis Smith


University of Derby – United Kingdom



Annual conference: Strategic management coordinator



Jennifer Lewis Smith is a British Occupational Therapist. She has worked in a variety of clinical and service management settings within health and social care across the West of England. For the last twenty years she has worked in a range of positions in three British Universities from Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy to Assistant Dean in Social Care and Therapeutic Practice. Jennifer also acts as an advisor in Higher Education Development and Quality Assurance. She has also served as a Board member of the European Network of Occupational Therapists in Higher Education (ENOTHE) and has been a member of the COHEHRE Council for six years before being elected President in 2014. Her professional interests are in higher educational development, internationalisation, quality assurance and the management of physical and human resources.

Ester Goutan Roura


University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia – Spain


COHEHRE Research
Annual conference: Scientific program coordinator



Ester Goutan is an Associate Professor at the Methodology and Basic Sciences Department at the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC) where she lectures Human Physiology and Pharmacology. After her degree in Pharmacy, she began her research career on Neurobiology. At present, she has reoriented her research towards the clinical study of those health conditions that affect tissue repair. Higher Education Teaching and Innovative Teaching are also among her research interests. Since joining UVic-UCC, she has held several management positions and she has contributed to degree and post-degree design. Besides, she is responsible for the Academic Support and Orientation Unit dedicated to students’ collaborations in her research group TR2Lab (Tissue Repair and Regeneration Laboratory).

Annemie Spooren


PXL University of Applied Sciences – Belgium


COHEHRE Research
Annual conference: Scientific program coordinator



Annemie Spooren is doctor in rehabilitation sciences and head Research Centre in Innovation in Care at PXL University of applied Sciences (Belgium). She’s also lector at the Bachelor program of Occupational Therapy (PXL University of applied sciences) and guest professor at Hasselt University in the Master program of Occupational Science (Belgium). After her clinical work as a physiotherapist in different European countries, she has been involved in health education and research since 2000. Her focus on research is on innovative rehabilitation and care processes within an interdisciplinary context.

Jeroen Martens


Artevelde University College Ghent – Belgium


Annual conference: Strategic management coordinator and Annual conference coordinator

Attila Dobos


Semmelweis University – Hungary


Annual student conference coordinator
Leadership COHEHRE Academy



Attila Dobos is assistant professor at the Department of Social Sciences in Semmelweis University, Faculty of Health Sciences. By his background Attila is a cultural anthropologist and philosopher having intercultural hermeneutics as his main research interest. He has been working in the field of healthcare for more than ten years now with a focus on different aspects of sociocultural diversity and interculturality. Besides lecturing on social scientific subjects and bioethics, he is active in international research and educational programs. Attila represents COHEHRE Academy as a council member since 2015.

Aija Ahokas


Metropolia UAS – Finland


General secretary & PR
Leadership COHEHRE Academy



Aija Ahokas is Senior Lecturer / Manager of Education Export in Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. She is a Registered Nurse and has a Master’s degree in Education. She is interested in different cultures. Over the years, she has been involved in many international projects and co-operation activities in Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East.


Isabelle Delarivière


Office Manager