I got interested in the effects of mass media on the behavior of people during the studies health sciences (at Maastricht University) and communication science (at Radboud University Nijmegen). After graduating both studies, I worked at a youth organization in Arnhem. The main purpose of this organization was to involve young people in youth policy, and get them interested in politics through online (social media) and offline techniques (hiphopbattles and debateclinics). Because of my preference for field research I made the switch to IVA, an institute for research at Tilburg University. I analyzed the needs amongst (young) citizens on several areas: cultural, political and educational. To collect my results, I used qualitative ((group)interviews and focusgroups), and quantitative research methods (questionnaires and surveys). The results were used by governments, companies and other organizations to create and/or evaluate policy.
I currently work as a researcher at the faculty of Communication and Journalism Utrecht (Hogeschool Utrecht). My job mainly consists of doing research for the Research Group Crossmedia Content, Business Models and Policy New Media. My main research topics are social media ans cross media at museums and festivals. From September 2011 I'm also working as a lecturer for the study communication and multimedia design.
In my personal life I’m actively and passively involved in politics, sports and music. I enjoy going to concerts and festivals, riding my racebike, playing tennis and following politicians on twitter during the electioncampaign.
- SXSW Interactive: the future in one blog
1 April 2013
- The digital library
23 February 2013
- All the best from 2012 and for 2013!
30 December 2012
- The real life festivalexperience
23 September 2012
- How's hyve?
2 March 2012
- The Crossmedialab social media album Top 50 2012
9 January 2012
- (my) Life is a festival
20 November 2011
- Polls: the opinion of the people or statements from the media?
26 September 2011
- Social use of social media : the small benefits can be the biggest
15 May 2011
- How to analyze political tweets
11 April 2011
- Who gets my vote?
27 February 2011
- NOS and the public library: the new school of journalism?
16 January 2011