Selected Publications

Recent Publications

. Exploring the directionality in the relationship between descriptive and injunctive parental and peer norms and snacking behavior in a three-year-cross-lagged study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2020.


. Comparing the measurement of different social networks: Peer nominations, online communication, and proximity data. In Network Science., 2020.


. Identifying Influence Agents That Promote Physical Activity Through the Simulation of Social Network Interventions: Agent-Based Modeling Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2019.


. An integrated model of fruit, vegetable, and water intake in young adolescents. Health Psychology, 2018.


. Opening location-based mobile ads: How openness and location congruency of location-based ads weaken negative effects of intrusiveness on brand choice. Journal of Business Research, 2018.


. Using Simulations for Exploring Interventions in Social Networks: Modeling Physical Activity Behaviour in Dutch School Classes. In Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Simultech 2018, Porto, Portugal, 29-31 July, 2018.


. A randomized controlled trial testing a social network intervention to promote physical activity among adolescents. BMC Public Health, 2018.


. Youth’s social network structures and peer influences: study protocol MyMovez project–Phase I. BMC Public Health, 2018.


. Disentangling location-based advertising: the effects of location congruency and medium type on consumers’ ad attention and brand choice. International Journal of Advertising, 2017.




For a healthy lifestyle in children in adolescents


I am a teacher/instructor for the following courses at the Radboud Universtiy in Nijmegen:


  • Theories of Strategic and Persuasive Communication
  • Communication Science Skills


  • Theories of Strategic and Persuasive Communication
  • Issues in Communication Science


  • Current Theories of Influence
  • Experimental Designs


  • Current Theories of Media and Influence
  • Bachelor Theses
  • Research Master Theses


  • Minor Research Project
  • Social Relationships
  • Master Theses


Hi all! While I’m a writing this blog, I’m sitting in the train. Soaked… again. It has been raining for quite some weeks now and the weather report doesn’t give me much hope for the next weeks. I certainly don’t want to go outside to train for the half-marathon. To make myself a little less depressed, I think it is time for a new blog. In this blog, I wanted to see whether I am the only one, or whether the kids in the MyMovez project sample also are less physically active on rainy days.


Hi all! I while ago, I had the problem that I wanted to compare the edges between two different time points, but also the edges of different types of networks. To be more specific, I wanted to compare: The edges of the same network between different waves The edges in social network based on a nomination question (“With whom do you spend time during the breaks at school”) to the edges based on Bluetooth connects of participants’ smartphones For more information, see the protocol paper of the project


Recent & Upcoming Talks

More Talks

Simulated Social Network Interventions to Promote Physical Activity: Who Should Be the Influence Agents?
Thursday, 06 Jun 2019 16:50 PM
Jongeren zelf vlogs laten maken over sporten en bewegen, werkt dat?
Wednesday, 03 Apr 2019 16:50 PM
Testing a Social Network Vlog Intervention to Promote Physical Activity Among Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018 13:30 PM
De resultaten van drie jaar lang MyMovez op het Stedelijk Gymnasium Nijmegen.
Thursday, 13 Sep 2018 19:30 PM
A Randomized Controlled Trial Testing a Social Network Intervention to Promote Physical Activity Among Adolescents by using Smartphones
Friday, 17 Nov 2017 16:00 PM
Similarity of physical activity in youngsters’ social networks: Selection or Influence?
Monday, 08 May 2017 16:00 PM
Assessing influence of peer interaction on physical activity among youth by measuring peer proximity with mobile technology.
Friday, 18 Nov 2016 15:00 PM


  • Mandeville 19, Room 16, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • 10:30 to 16:00 (email for appointment)