Martijn Huisman. Born in 1986 in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I am a researcher and author with a naturally inquisitive mindset and international outlook. Unearthing new insights, sharing knowledge, and making impact are the driving forces behind my dedication and curiosity 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 of Ghent University (Belgium). Working on audience research around health information behaviour of older adults, I am a member of the Health, Media & Society research centre and the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies.
I graduated from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, after having successfully 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 in the Netherlands.
Grounded in academic practices and literature, my research and writings blend personal fields of interest with professional skills and expertise. With a strong passion for reggae music, much of my research and writing is about reggae, as exemplified by well-received digital publications and two forthcoming books.