Patricia Claessens (PhD) is Director of the Expertise Network of Health Care at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences Ghent (Belgium). She is responsible for the health care department and together with a team of 300 employees, education is offered to more than 3000 students. Her main focus lies on strategic goal setting, being the key representative of the department, preparing the budget and making sure the department is financially viable. She is skilled in networking, stakeholder management, leading teams and chairing meetings. Patricia is also continuously exploring the context of health care and social work for new opportunities and translating these in the context of higher education.