Résumé

About me

Who am I? I'm passionate PhD candidate at Utrecht University and a freelance photographer based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. My research focuses on peer relations, peer influence, and social learning. The main theme of my research is the study of how attitudes and behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by others, primarily by peers and teachers.

As a PhD candidate, I’m involved in a cross-national study titled Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), gaining insight into young people's well-being, health behaviours and their social context. This research collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe is conducted every four years in 43 countries and regions across Europe and North America. In The Netherlands, the study is a collaboration between Utrecht University, Trimbos Institute and The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP). In my doctoral thesis, I address research questions concerning peer influence on adolescent health-related behaviors.

If you're interested, you can download my full résumé here. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions related to my my research and/or résumé.

As a photographer, my primary interest lies in portrait, people, editorial, and event photography. To see my work, please visit www.robgommansphotography.nl.

 

June 2013 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) International Meeting & Conference, University of St. Andrews, Scotland (United Kingdom)
April 2013 Oral and poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial meeting, Seattle, WA (USA)
October 2012 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) International Meeting & Conference, Kosice (Slovakia)
September 2012 - present PhD candidate (0.8 fte), Utrecht Centre for Child and Adolescent Studies (CAS), Utrecht University, Utrecht (The Netherlands)
September 2012 - present Education and Research staff member (0.2 fte), Behavioural Science Institute (BSI), Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
2010 - 2012 Research Master Behavioural Science, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
March - June 2012 Research Internship (Dr. Scott Gest), Penn State University, State College, PA (USA), Department of Human Development and Family Studies
February 2012 Oral and poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Developmental Methodology meeting, Tampa, FL (USA)
October 2011 Research Internship (Prof. Dr. Francisco Juan García-Bacete), University of Castellón (Spain), Department of Psychology
January - December 2011 KNAW Akademie Assistant (Prof. Dr. Toon Cillessen), Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
2007 - 2010 Bachelor of Pedagogical Science (with honours), Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
2005 - 2010 Bachelor of Education (with honours), HAN University Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
1998 - 2007 (Senior) Software developer
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