At the moment I work mainly as a lecturer at the faculty of Communication and Journalism at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (Hogeschool Utrecht). I teach subjects like internal communication, change management and strategic communication, but I also teach writing skills. My main research task at the CrossmediaLab has to do with Communities of Practice and how crossmedia may help the knowledge sharing process.
About ten years ago I obtained my masters degree in Knowledge Management at TIAS in Tilburg and I have been working as an independent communications and knowledge management consultant for the last 15 years. Early in my career I was active in international youth work. As secretary general of the Dutch National Youth Council, I was responsible for representing the Dutch youth with for the European Communities, Council of Europe, United Nations etc, but also in bilateral missions and activities where youth (representatives) from all of Europe or the whole world participated. And now I live in Amsterdam in the Bijlmermeer, the most multicultural neighbourhood in The Netherlands (more than 90 different nationalities). Again an international setting.
My main interests in my spare time are wine and food. Together with a friend I import beautiful Alsatian wines. A fantastic excuse to visit the Alsace twice a year and buy a lot of wine.
- How dumb do we want to be?
16 March 2011
- Twitter revolution
21 February 2011
- So, which trend is really dangerous?
11 December 2010
- Is neuroscience telling us how to vote?
16 November 2010
- Media: emotion or reason?
4 October 2010
- Does tweeting win you elections?
22 July 2010
- Social media an other diversion?
26 March 2010
- Back to the future?
12 February 2010
- This is cool!
12 January 2010
- Push or Pull?
10 December 2009
- Is the web making us more provincial?
2 November 2009
- We're all on Twitter, but nobody tweets
21 September 2009