I am a social scientist, with a background in both Cultural Anthropology and Social Informatics.

Over the past nineteen years, I have worked as a researcher at the University of Amsterdam (1999-2003), the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003-2007), and the University of Oxford (2007-2017) and as a self-employed consultant (2012 - present).












I work as a researcher in the field of Social Informatics, hence the domain name of this website.

Social Informatics is defined as the interdisciplinary study of the design, uses, and consequences of ICTs that takes into account their interaction with institutional and cultural context. The aim of SI is not only to enlarge academic understanding of ICTs, but also to inform public policy debates and professional practice.

My research interests encompass the following topics:

  • Social, economical, legal, political, and ethical implications of new and emerging technologies (e.g. biometrics, electronic voting, e-government systems, location tracking systems, large-scale security systems, automated border control systems, smart city technologies);

  • Privacy aspects in relation to ICT;

  • Public trust issues;

  • Online activism;

  • User participation as a practical form for (computer) system design;

  • Defining user requirements for new applications;

  • Small data analysis.

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