Charlotte Beaudart has been a lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine since 1 September 2023, and is a member of the NARILIS Institute.
She is responsible in particular for the Master degree in Biomedical Sciences specialised in clinical research. She is also involved in the EMOTION - Erasmus Mundus master's programme.
On 13 December 2023, she will receive a Fondation AstraZeneca-FNRS-FWO prize in the "Healthy aging: from physiological to psychological and ethical aspects" category.
This prize recognises the various research projects carried out by Charlotte Beaudart over the last 11 years focusing on the physiological aspects of ageing, exploring areas such as sarcopenia, fragility and intrinsic capacities. From the age of 50, muscle mass and strength decline significantly. Beyond a certain threshold, this phenomenon is known as sarcopenia. It has an impact on physical performance, encourages walking problems and is a factor in the frailty of the elderly.
With over 150 scientific publications to her name and an H-index of 40, Charlotte Beaudart has made a name for herself in the field of research into ageing. One of her most notable achievements is the creation of the SarcoPhAge cohort, bringing together more than 530 participants aged over 65 in Liège. This prospective study spans almost a decade, providing valuable information on the dynamics of ageing. In addition, Dr Beaudart is renowned for having developed the SarQoL, the first validated quality of life questionnaire specific to sarcopenia.
Over the course of her research career, Charlotte Beaudart has also developed a number of methodological skills, as well as skills in biostatistics and meta-synthesis of the scientific literature, which can be applied to a wide range of topics. This enables interdepartmental and inter-faculty collaboration. She also carries out research in health economics. In this context, she is mainly interested in studies of patient preferences, which are part of the dynamic of the evolution of public health policies and more patient-centered health models.
Although I studied in the Liège area, I am originally from Namur. I'm delighted to be starting my academic career at UNamur. I feel that the working environment is healthy. I'm sure it will help me to develop professionally.
Charlotte Beaudart obtained her Master's degree in Public Health Sciences, majoring in Epidemiology and Health Economics, from the University of Liège in 2012. She obtained her doctorate in public health sciences 4 years later, in December 2016, as an FNRS Aspirant. She then worked for almost 3 years as a post-doctoral researcher in the Epidemiology and Health Economics Research Unit at the University of Liège, before starting a post-doctorate in 2020 at the University of Maastricht in the Health Service Research Department.
The awards ceremony
The Foundation for research in the Wallonia-Brussels federation (F.R.S.-FNRS), the Foundation for research in Flandres (FWO) and the AstraZeneca Foundation are organising an annual awards ceremony for Belgian scientific research.
Three Belgian scientists, nominated by the FNRS and the FWO, receive a prize of €25,000 to support their innovative scientific research.
Biomedical sciences at the University of Namur
Masters taught in English
Masters in biomedical sciences are taught in English. 4 majors are offered:
- Pre-clinical research
- Clinical research (joint degree with ULiège):
- Biomedical data management (joint degree with ULiège):
- International Master's degree in translational cosmetic and dermatological sciences (EMOTION - Erasmus Mundus programme) - double degree from the University of Eastern Piedmont (Italy) and the University of Namur or the University Miguel Hernández (Spain)
These degree programmes will take you through each stage in the development of new therapeutic molecules, biomarkers and diagnostic tests, through research in the life sciences.
Two specialisations in clinical research are also offered, leading to careers such as clinical research associate, clinical project manager, clinical trials assistant or data manager. These jobs involve setting up and monitoring clinical trials, ensuring the quality of the data collected, complying with current regulations and managing data processing.