Dries Coertjens is research assistent at the Centre for Research on Environmental and Social Change (CRESC) of the University of Antwerp, department of Sociology. As a social scientist he works for interdisciplinary research projects on environment and health, such as the Flemish Center of Expertise on Environment and Health and the H2020 project HBM4EU. Research interests are risk perception, risk communication, stakeholder and citizen participation and interaction between science and policy.
The central focus of his research is dealing with the multiple complexity related to environmental health risks, both on scientific and societal level. By working in the context of larger interdisciplinary research project, social scientific insights emerge from and are immediately applied back in practice (cf. action research) at the interface of science, policy and society.
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