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My research expertise centers around the application of emergent technological innovations for communication science purposes. Those technological innovations include, but are not limited to, Virtual Realities, conversational and social agent systems, automated text analysis and text generation, sensor data, and (social) network analysis. These innovations are applied in a wide range of communication science purposes, such as the development and evaluation of chatbots for informational and lifestyle purposes, automated news analysis and classifications, virtual reality techniques for real-life training situations, near-field communication and geo-based nudging, and netwerk simulation models. In addition, I have strong expertise in a wide range of study methods, including experimental designs and randomized trials, focus-group interviews, and meta-analysis My research is sponsored by competitive grants (total allocation >21 million EUR) from national science organizations and Horizon2020.

Lost in Translation? Understanding the newsworthiness of scientific research. 01/10/2022 - 30/09/2026


Scientific breakthroughs, debates, and controversies reach the general public not through scientific publications, but largely through the news media. However, which breakthroughs, debates, and controversies are 'newsworthy' are by no means the same for everyone. In this project we investigate which (f)actors are important in the production of scientific news through qualitative and quantitative content analysis, and interviews with stakeholders.


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