Curriculum Vitae

Academic Experience

2019 – present Senior Research and Teaching Associate (Oberassistentin)
Internet Use & Society Division
Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich
2014 – 2018 PhD Candidate
Amsterdam School of Communication Research/ASCoR, University of Amsterdam
2018 Visiting Scholar
Department of Communication, University of Utah, hosted by prof. dr. Jakob Jensen
Department of Communication, University of Kentucky, hosted by prof. dr. Nancy Harrington
2017 Visiting Scholar
School of Information & School of Communication, Florida State University, hosted by prof. dr. Mia Lustria
2013 – 2014 Research Assistant
Amsterdam School of Communication Research/ASCoR, University of Amsterdam

Educational Background

2019 PhD in Communication Science * Graduated cum laude (with distinction)
Amsterdam School of Communication Research/ASCoR, University of Amsterdam
“A novel approach to tailored communication: Optimizing online health information for older patients”
Link to dissertation: http://bit.ly/thesis_mhn, Study registration: http://bit.ly/oca-4
Supervisors: prof. dr. Julia van Weert and prof. dr. Ellen Smets
Co-supervisors: prof. dr. Eugène Loos and dr. Nadine Bol
2014 MSc in Communication Science (research) *Graduated cum laude (with distinction)
University of Amsterdam
2012 BSc, International Communication and Media
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Funding

2019 Emerging Scholar Research Grant
Mobile Communication IG, International Communication Association (ICA). Project: Smartphones and social media fatigue: The motivations for and experiences with social media disconnection on mobile media.
2019 GRC Travel Grant
Grant from the University of Zurich to visit a data science course and Tilburg University, The Netherlands
2019 Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association
Grant to organize a 1-day symposium on Visual Health Communication
2018 Research Priority Area Communication
Digital Communication Methods Lab, University of Amsterdam
Research project: Theorizing personalization versus customization effects in mobile communication technologies using behavioural tracking data
Co-applicants: dr. Nadine Bol and dr. Annemiek Linn
2018 UvA385 Lustrum Grant
Grant to fund a research visit to the University of Kentucky (prof. dr. Nancy Harrington) and the University of Utah (prof. dr. Jakob Jensen)
2012 ASCoR PhD Research Visit Fund
Grant to visit the Florida State University, to collaborate with prof. dr. Mia Lustria and colleagues for a research project on digital tailored health communication
2012 ASCoR PhD scholarship
Scholarship to attend the summer school organized by the European Association for Communication in Healthcare

Honors and Awards

2019 Top Poster Award
GeriOnNe Symposium Cancer in Elderly
2018 PhD in Communication Science, Cum laude (with distinction)
Amsterdam School of Communication Research/ASCoR, University of Amsterdam
2018 Top Finalist Public Health Dissertation Award
NCVGZ, Dutch Conference for Public Health, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2018 Top Student Paper Award
International Communication Association (ICA), Communication and Technology Division, Prague, Czech Republic
2018 Honourable Mention Poster Award
Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC), Lexington KY, USA
2016 Top Student Paper Award
Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC), Lexington KY, USA
2012 MSc in Communication Science, Cum laude (with distinction)
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands