Ine Beyens (PhD, 2015) is a postdoctoral researcher in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. She is affiliated with the Center for research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media and a member of the Consortium on Individual Development of the NWO Gravitation Program. Prior to joining the University of Amsterdam, she worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant in the School for Mass Communication Research at KU Leuven (Belgium), where she completed her PhD.
Her research focuses on the uses and effects of screen media among children and adolescents. She is currently involved in professor Patti Valkenburg’s project “The entertainization of childhood: An etiology of risks and opportunities,” where she is focusing on the relationship between media and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the role of individual difference factors in the relationship. Her scholarship has been recognized by Top Paper Awards and Top Student Paper Awards from the Children, Adolescents, and the Media division of the International Communication Association.