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Photo of MeI am an associate professor of Business Communication & Digital Media at the department of Communication and Cognition, Tilburg University. My research and teaching focus on the social consequences of online communication, specifically on online dating, influencer persuasiveness, online impression management and formation, online cooperation, dehumanization, and social media and well-being. I am the coordinator of our specialization Business Communication and Digital Media, Associate Editor of Cyberpsychology.eu, and I am also the president of NeFCA, the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association.

I live in Amsterdam, in De Baarsjes. Besides my work, I really like cooking, rock climbing (although I hardly get around doing it anymore), running, hiking, traveling, reading about (popular) science, and my family. If you are interested in some more personal aspects of my life, you can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, and X (although I hardly ever use the latter two). I may even end up sharing some recipes and photos here in the future, but don’t count on it.

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ICA 2021 – Robomorphism: Examining the Effects of Telepresence Robots on Between-Student Cooperation

Presentation for the 2021 International Communication Association Conference. Together with Tilburg University and Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, we investigated if and how telepresence robots affect between-student cooperation. …

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#safesex: Influencer and sexually healthy behavior presentation at the 2020 Dutch STD*HIV*Sex

We presented the first findings of our project on social media influencers and sexually healthy behavior at the 2020 Dutch STD*HIV*Sex conference (Nationaal Congres Soa*Hiv*Seks) …