Koen Milisen (PhD, RN) was trained as a health scientist and as a clinical nurse. He is full Professor of Care for Older Persons and head of the Academic Center for Nursing and Midwifery at the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, KU Leuven (Belgium) and Clinical Nurse Scientist at the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University Hospitals of Leuven (Belgium).
Koen Milisen is also president of the Flemish Center of Expertise for Falls and Fracture Prevention, member of the steering committee and co-workgroup leader of the Global Guidelines for Falls in Older Adults initiative, past president of the UZ Leuven Delirium Working Group and Senior editor at BMC Geriatrics.
He has extensive clinical, teaching and research expertise in the care for frail and critically ill older persons. More specifically he has been principal and co-investigator of more than 35 research grants in the field of delirium, falls and restraint use, and on the development of geriatric care models.
He obtained several national and international research awards, for example the Anna Reynvaan award for the best scientific nursing publication; the Borgerhoff Award for Geriatrics and the Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing. He has published over 225 papers in peer-reviewed journals (h-index 40 according Web of Science®); and is (co)editor / (co)author of 37 national and international books and book chapters. Full publication list available at: https://lirias.kuleuven.be/cv?u=U0011583