Irina Cleemput is Senior Health Economist at the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE) since 2004. She obtained her PhD in Public Health at the K.U.Leuven (Belgium) in 2003, after which she specialized in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Health Services Research at KCE. She was a Director of the International Network of Health Technology Assessment Agencies (INAHTA) from 2009 to 2015, professor at the University of Hasselt until 2014 and co-editor of Health Policy. Irina is actively involved in the activities of EUnetHTA relating to methodology for HTA. Irina’s main expertise relates to reimbursement decision-making processes and implicit and explicit decision criteria used in these processes. She develops methods for improving the transparency and consistency of decision making and works closely with reimbursement decision makers in Belgium for this purpose.