Saloua Berdai-Chaouni is lecturer at Karel De Grote University College (Antwerp) and PhD researcher connected to Erasmus University College and VUB. Her research focuses on culture-sensitive elderly care and is pathbreaking in interculturalising the sector of care and welfare. She is considered as one of the pioneers in research on aging and diversity in Flanders. Her policy research on this issue was awarded with the "Charles Ullens Price" by the King Baudouin Foundation. Saloua Berdai-Chaouni holds masters in Biomedical Sciences, Management in Social Economy and Gerontological Sciences.