Roselinde Kessels is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) at the Faculty of Applied Economics of the University of Antwerp in Belgium. In 2006 she obtained her PhD in Applied Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.
Her main research area concerns the optimal design of discrete choice experiments. These experiments are widely used to study people’s preferences in marketing, transportation economics, health economics, environmental economics and public economics where behaviors of interest involve discrete responses or qualitative choices (e.g. consumer goods choices, transportation mode choices). After her PhD, her research interest has extended to the entire field of econometric methods, especially applied in health economics.
Besides being a published author, Roselinde Kessels is also a popular consultant and lecturer covering the broader area of statistics, econometrics and design of experiments. In the years 2009-2010 and 2011-2012, she was a guest professor in statistics in the 1st Bachelor in Business Engineering, Applied Economics and Social and Economic Sciences at the Faculty of Applied Economics of the University of Antwerp.
Currently, for the year 2013-2014, she is a guest professor in econometrics in the Master in Social and Economic Sciences and in the Master in Applied Economics - Economic Policy at the same faculty.