Heidi Vandebosch#

Heidi Vandebosch
Email:heidi.vandebosch 'at' uantwerpen.be
Membership Number:5052
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Homepage: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/heidi-vandebosch

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since Jan. 2016: Professor at the University of Antwerp
  • Oct. 2004 - 2015: Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Antwerp
  • Oct. 2000 - Sept. 2004: Postdoctoral Researcher – Flemish Science Foundation (FWO) at KU Leuven
  • Jan. 2000 - Sept. 2000: Postdoctoral Researcher – Research Council KU Leuven at KU Leuven
  • 1999 Doctor in Social Sciences (Dissertation: “A Captive Audience? The Media Use of Prisoners.”) at KU Leuven
  • Oct. 1993 - Oct. 1999: Research and Teaching Assistant at KU Leuven

Fields of Scholarship
  • Prevalence of cyberbullying and the profiles of bullies and victims
  • Impact of cyberbullying
  • Evidence-based interventions against cyberbullying and the role of schools, the police and news media
  • Games for health
  • Adolescents/children and media
  • Narratives and health
  • Online behavior
  • Online interaction and relationships

Honours and Awards
  • Numerous prestigious research grants:
    • As PI: (selection)
      • 2015 - 2019 Short-term, middle-term and long-term effectiveness of coping strategies used by adolescent victims of cyberbullying. € 244.599,00, FWO - Research Foundation Flanders.
      • 2014 - 2017 Cyberbullying and Stress at School and Work: towards a cross-fertilization of separate research traditions. € 293.150,00, FWO - Research Foundation Flanders.
      • 2012 - 2016 Friendly ATTAC (Adaptive Technological Tools Against Cyberbullying). € 1.041.308,00. IWT - SBO (Strategic basic research) (VL.WET.BEL). The investigator is also coordinator of this interinstitutional project (total amount project: €2.353.283,00)
    • As Co-PI (selection)-
      • 2019 - 2022 Just in time! Using personal and contextual data to stimulate healthy behavior through adaptive interventions: Theoretical framework, technological building blocks and empirical evidence. € 999.172,00. BOF - University Research Fund: Concerted Research Project (BOF).
  • October 2018 - April 2019 Chair of the expert panel that assesses the quality of the educational programs in Communication Sciences in the Netherlands
  • November 2014 - January 2015 Expert working group “Tackling Bullying in Schools” - Flemish Educational Board (VLOR), committee:
  • Since February 2012 Member of the Management Committee of the NeFCA (Netherlands- Flanders Communication Association) division on “Health Communication”

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