MIOS' members

More information about current projects and publications can be found on the members' personal webpage. 

Spokesperson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Michel Walrave

michel.walrave@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 56 81

Research interests: Online self-disclosure, online privacy, sexting, sharenting, online marketing, social media, cyberbullying, cyber dating abuse

 

Professors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Charlotte De Backer

charlotte.debacker@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 56 80

Research interests: social food studies, social talk, celebrities, dating behaviour, interpersonal relations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Karolien Poels

karolien.poels@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 55 87

Research interests: advertising, advertising processing, personalisation, native advertising, advertising effects, online privacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Koen Ponnet

 koen.ponnet@uantwerpen.be

 +32 (0)3 265 53 41

 Research interests: mediapsychology, social psychology, online and offline risk behavior, adolescents, structural equation modeling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Heidi Vandebosch

heidi.vandebosch@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 56 82

Research interests: cyberbullying, (new) media audiences and effects, health communication, serious games, entertainment-education

 

Part-time professors, guest professors and postdoctoral researchers

 

 

Dr. Elke Cloots

elke.cloots@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 51 41

Research interests: media law, freedom of speech, identity, discrimination, hate speech, data protection, European Union

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Wannes Heirman

wannes.heirman@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 56 71

 Research interests: VR, online privacy, online marketing, cyberbullying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sara Pabian

sara.pabian@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 55 59

Research interests: cyberbullying, ICT use, online interactions, adolescents, longitudinal research

 

 

 

Dr. Ann DeSmet

ann.desmet@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 56 71

 Research interests: health communication, digital health, media psychology, emotions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Joris Van Ouytsel

joris.vanouytsel@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 52 79

Research interests: sexting, cyber dating abuse, online sexuality, role of digital media in romantic  relationships, media literacy education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sara Erreygers

sara.erreygers@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 50 36

Research interests: emotions, adolescence, prosocial and antisocial online behaviour, cyberbullying

 

 

Dr. Gaëlle Ouvrein

gaelle.ouvrein@uantwerpen.be

 +32 (0)3 265 42 09

Research interests: celebrity bashing, cyberbullying, adolescents, celebrities, gossip

 

PhD Researchers

 

Isabelle Cuyckx

isabelle.cuyckx@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 52 64

Research interests: influencers & food endorsers, food media, food literacy, health communication, healthy eating patterns, behavioral change, campaigning 

 

 

Rowan Daneels

rowan.daneels@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 56 73

Research interests: digital games, adolescents & games, meaningful gaming, (moral) elevation, VR, social robots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lies De Kimpe

lies.dekimpe@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 50 18

Research interests: online risk behaviors, phishing, cybercrime, cybercrime victimization, online coping behavior

 

 

Anouk De Ridder

anouk.deridder@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 53 35

Research Interests: positive media research, audience research, qualitative audience studies, entertainment media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lara Hallam

lara.hallam@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 40 98

Research Interests: Online dating, interpersonal trust, online to offline modality switching, mating and dating behavior, hurt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simone Krouwer

simone.krouwer@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 56 68

Research interests: native advertising, news media, strategic communication, online journalism,  online advertising

 

 

Dorien Luyckx

dorien.luyckx@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 92 73

Research Interests: advertising, native advertising, media industry, business models for news, engaged journalism, journalism startups

 

 

Sofie Mariën

sofie.marien@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 92 73

Research Interests: Mental health, adolescence, online community, health narratives, expressive writing

 

 

Katrien Maldoy

katrien.maldoy@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 53 80

Research Interests: consumer behavior, advertising, health, social food studies, adolescents

 

 

Viktor Proesmans

viktor.proesmans@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 52 64

Research Interests: consumer behavior, food media, food science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Konrad Rudnicki

konrad.rudnicki@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 55 65 or +32 (0)3 265 51 33

Research interests: biomarkers, oxytocin, biopsychology, psychophysiology, psychoneuroendocrinology

 

Michelle Symons

michelle.symons@uantwerpen.be

 +32 (0)3 265 51 60 

Research interests: adolescence, prosocial and antisocial online behaviour, cyberbullying

 

 

Lauranna Teunissen

lauranna.teunissen@uantwerpen.be

 +32 (0)3 265 51 60 

Research interests: Food media, food endorsers/influencers, consumer behavior, health communication and emerging adulthood 

 

 

Karen Verswijvel

karen.verswijvel@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 49 14

Research interests: social media, friendship quality, sharenting, professional development, gendered language, gender stereotypes 

 

 

Jules Vrinten

jules.vrinten@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 52 64

Research interests: food media influence on food consumption patterns, psychology, health promotion 

 

Associated collaborators

 

 

Fynn Gerken

fynn.gerken@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 50 18

Member of the Faculty of Business and Economics and MIOS

Research interests: corporate communication, crisis communication, social media, economic consequences of organisational communication, flow of information in capital markets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Yandisa Ngqangashe

 yandisa.ngqangashe@uantwerpen.be

 +32 (0)3 265 40 29

 Research interests: food related media, food literacy on adolescents , adolescents, health communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Erik Snoeijers

erik.snoeijers@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 50 36

Research interests: crisis communication, communication management, public relations, organizational  communication, crisis management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Evert Van den Broeck

evert.vandenbroeck@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 49 14

Research interests: online marketing communication, social media, personalised advertising, social  networking sites, online privacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Kathleen Van Royen

kathleen.vanroyen@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 52 57

Research interests: adolescents, social media, sexual harassment, cyberbullying, health communication  and -promotion

 

 

Dr. Ini Vanwesenbeeck

ini.vanwesenbeeck@ugent.be

+32 (0)3 265 53 35

Research interests: advertising literacy, advergames, in-game advertising, parental internet mediation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Vermeulen

anne.vermeulen@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 56 71

Research interests: adolescents, emotion regulation, social sharing of emotions, online and offline  communication, life events   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Brahim Zarouali

brahim.zarouali@uantwerpen.be

+32 (0)3 265 50 49

Research Interests: consumer behavior, advertising, persuasion, adolescents, social media                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Former members

  • Dr. Sara Bastiaensens
  • Gie Deboutte
  • Dr. Suzanne Overmars
  • Dr. Katrien Van Cleemput
  • Karolien Van Nunen
  • Dr. Ivana Vranjes
  • Dr. Denis Wegge