Short bio

Koen Ponnet is a social psychologist who conducts research in the field of (media)psychology, health psychology and sociology. For more information, see his website.

In 2017, Koen Ponnet moved to Ghent University, but he still (co-)supervises 6 researchers at University of Antwerp.


Education and work experience

Koen Ponnet holds an MA in Psychology (1999), an MA in Industrial Entrepreneurship (2004) and a PhD in Psychology (2004). He also completed a one-year post-university program in Business Administration (2003) and a one-year post-university program in Project Management (2004). After his PhD, he worked several years in an non-academic environment. In 2009, he returned to the academic world, i.e. University of Antwerp. In 2014, he worked one year at the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES - Université Libre de Bruxelles) on a data collection project. In 2015, he joined to the Herman Deleeck Center for Social Policy. In 2016 he started part-time at the Department of Communication Sciences of Ghent University, and in 2017 he was full-time appointed.


Statute & functions

Bijzonder academisch personeel

  • voluntary research fellow

Internal mandates

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