about me

My academic background is a combination of Science & Technology Studies (STS) and Social & Political Philosophy.

I am fascinated by the role of science in democracy and by the ‘politics’ of knowledge. More specifically, I study how scientific knowledge is used (and negotiated) in political decision-making on complex issues such as energy reform, biodiversity loss or animal welfare.

After seven years in Maastricht, we recently moved back North. I am married to Marleen. We have two sons, Gijs & Tom. I love non-places, contemporary poetry and slow food.

I am currently working as a lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods.