I am an Assistant Professor of Persuasive Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. My research focuses on the influence of media use on eating behavior. In my recently completed (2021) PhD project (Consuming media, consuming food? Reactivity to palatable food cues in television content), I studied for whom and through which processes exposure to unhealthy food cues on television (for instance in tv commercials or cooking shows) may increase food intake. In my current position, I will investigate exposure to and interaction with food (messages) on social media, for example effects of influencer marketing and (mis)information about healthy or sustainable eating. I am also involved in several projects on digital media use and mental well-being, sometimes in combination with eating behavior.
I teach several courses in the Communication Science program. In the bachelor I teach the Persuasive Communication course and a workshop on Experimental Research. In the master I teach Health Communication. I also supervise students in writing their thesis and doing their internship.