I am a lecturer in the Strategic Communication Group. I contribute to courses in the fields of strategic communication in relation to the life science domains, and research methods.
In addition, I am a PhD candidate on the project "To like or not to like: On negotiating taste in children of families with a low socioeconomic position". In this project, I study food preferences in primary school-aged children from families with a low socioeconomic position (SEP). Specifically, I map:
The range of implicit and explicit associations between (un)healthy, (not) tasty and (dis)liked foods in children and parents with a low SEP;
Healthy eating beliefs and the various meanings attached to food in populations with a low SEP;
Food talk during mealtimes; how children and parents with a low SEP negotiate liking, disliking, and (un)healthiness of foods in everyday family mealtime conversations.
The project is funded by the Edema-Steernberg Foundation and is a collaboration between the Division of Human Nutrition and Health (chair group Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour) and the Strategic Communication Group. The project is supervised by Professor dr. Hedwig te Molder (VU University Amsterdam, previously Strategic Communication Group), dr. Gerry Jager (Division of Human Nutrition) and Professor dr. Kees de Graaf (Division of Human Nutrition).