Petra Foubert studied law at the University of Antwerp (bachelor 1991), Leuven (master 1994, PhD 2001) and Harvard (LL.M. 1999). She is a professor of law at Hasselt University, where she teaches the 'Principles of Law’ and ‘Advanced Employment Law’. She was the programme director from 2011 to 2017 and has been the chairperson of the examination board, first for the bachelor’s programme and later for the master's programme. Professor Foubert’s research focuses on equal treatment in employment. In addition to her academic career, she also works as a lawyer at the Leuven bar.