Martijn Huisman. Born in 1986 in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. I am a researcher and author with a naturally inquisitive mindset and international outlook. Unearthing new insights and sharing knowledge are the driving forces behind my curiosity and dedication as a researcher.
Specialized in the fields of Health, Media & Communication, I am currently a PhD researcher at the Department of Communication Sciences within the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences at Ghent University (Belgium). Earlier I worked 5+ years for international market research agency InSites Consulting as a qualitative researcher.
I graduated from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), after having completed studies in History (BA) and Media and Communication (MA). I spent six months at Keio University in Tokyo (Japan) as an exchange student, and was a guest student with a focus on Japanese history and cinema at Leiden University (The Netherlands).
Grounded in academic practices, my research and writings blend personal fields of interest with professional skills and expertise. Topics I write about include media & communication, health communication, Japanese history and cinema, and, most notably, reggae music. Besides various digital publications, I have published two books on Bob Marley & The Wailers with another one in the works.