Moniek Buijzen is professor of communication and change and Erasmus professor AI in Society. She is academic lead of the Movez network, the Erasmus Initiative Societal Impact of AI (AiPact), and the health sector of the nationwide program Public Values in the Algorithmic Society (algosoc). She is proud partner in the radical art-science-society collective AICON.
Movez Network | bitescience | AiPact | algosoc | AICON
Digital technology and positive change
Developments in communication technology open up unprecedented opportunities for healthy and sustainable ways to change. Moniek Buijzen studies how the benefits of digital technology can be optimally used for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, while keeping potential risks at a minimum.
In the current SocialMovez project, Buijzen and her team investigate how health campaigns for youth can be disseminated more effectively, via peer influencers in the online social network. Using innovative data-analytic technologies, the SocialMovez team will reveal how online social network campaigns can be optimized, while safeguarding youth’s privacy and autonomy. See Movez Network LinkedIn for updates.
Recent publications and preregistrations
Building bridges with an ecosystems approach
In her work, Buijzen aims for a continuous interaction between the development of theory, methodological advances, and innovative technological applications. Her team science approach is interdisciplinary, uniting elements from the fields of social sciences, health sciences, computer sciences, and law. The transsectoral programs Movez Network and AiPact bring together research, education, arts, and society--rooted in an inclusive and collaborative, symbiotic ecosystems approach.
Buijzen actively engages in forging links between science and society. Together with her colleague Esther Rozendaal she established the accessible and appealing online knowledge portal Bitescience.com. With partners from art and society, she ignited the inspirational and inclusive AICON movement, cocreating the conditions of AI in society with citizens, artists, and academics.
Buijzen (1973) received her doctorate at the University of Amsterdam in 2003, where she subsequently worked as an assistant and associate professor. From 2012 to 2019, she was professor and chair of the Communication Science department of Radboud University’s Behavioural Science Institute. She is one of the primary investigators in the large national 10-year gravitation program Public Values in the Algorithmic Society (algosoc). In 2019 she received a prestigious personal Vici grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for a 5-year research project 'SocialMovez: Effective and responsible health campaigns for adolescents using online social networks.' Buijzen had previously received an NWO Veni (2003), a Vidi (2008), and a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Her work has been recognised with awards from the International Communication Association, the International Conference on Research in Advertising, the Child and Teen Consumption Conference, and the Netherlands Flanders Communication Association.
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Rebecca N. H. de Leeuw, Thabo J. van Woudenberg, Kayla H. Green, Sophie W. Sweijen, Suzanne van de Groep, Mariska Kleemans, Sanne L. Tamboer, Eveline A. Crone & Moniek Buijzen (2023) - Moral Beauty During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prosocial Behavior Among Adolescents and the Inspiring Role of the Media - Communication Research, 50 (2), 131-156 - doi: 10.1177/00936502221112804 - [link]
- Crystal Smit, Kirsten E. Bevelander, Rebecca N.H. de Leeuw & Moniek Buijzen (2022) - Motivating Social Influencers to Engage in Health Behavior Interventions - Frontiers in Psychology, 13 - doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.885688 - [link]
- Sophie W. Sweijen, Suzanne van de Groep, Kayla H. Green, Lysanne W. te Brinke, Moniek Buijzen, Rebecca N.H. de Leeuw & Eveline A. Crone (2022) - Daily prosocial actions during the COVID-19 pandemic contribute to giving behavior in adolescence - Scientific Reports, 12 (1) - doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-11421-3 - [link]
- Mariska Kleemans, Lisa T. Janssen, Doeschka J. Anschütz & Moniek Buijzen (2022) - The influence of sources in violent news on fright and worry responses of children in the Netherlands - Journal of Children and Media, 16 (1), 134-143 - doi: 10.1080/17482798.2021.1927125 - [link]
- Lelia Samson & Moniek Buijzen (2021) - How media appeals depicting social eating contexts increase the appetitive motivational processing of healthy foods - Appetite, 167 - doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2021.105582 - [link]
- Aart van Stekelenburg, Gabi Schaap, Harm Veling & Moniek Buijzen (2021) - Boosting understanding and identification of scientific consensus can help to correct false beliefs - Psychological Science, 32 (10), 1549-1565 - doi: 10.1177/09567976211007788 - [link]
- Suzanna Opree, Moniek Buijzen & Eva van Reijmersdal (2021) - Reliability and validity of children’s advertising exposure measures - Young Consumers, 22 (4), 660-674 - doi: 10.1108/YC-10-2020-1243 - [link]
- Daniëlle N.M. Bleize, Doeschka J. Anschütz, Martin Tanis & Moniek Buijzen (2021) - The effects of group centrality and accountability on conformity to cyber aggressive norms: Two messaging app experiments - Computers in Human Behavior, 120 - doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2021.106754 - [link]
- Kayla Green, Suzanne Groep, Sophie Sweijen, Andrik Becht, Moniek Buijzen, Rebecca de Leeuw, Danielle Remmerswaal, R van der Zanden, RCME (Rutger) Engels & Eveline Crone (2021) - Mood and emotional reactivity of adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic: short-term and long-term effects and the impact of social and socioeconomic stressors - Scientific Reports, 11 (1) - doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-90851-x - [link]
- Esther Rozendaal, Thabo van Woudenberg, Eveline Crone, Kayla Green, Suzanne van de Groep, Rebecca de Leeuw, Sophie Sweijen & Moniek Buijzen (2021) - Communication and COVID-19 physical distancing behavior among Dutch youth - Health Psychology Bulletin, 5 (1), 81-102 - doi: 10.5334/hpb.33
- MA (Moniek) Buijzen (2021) - Senior Scholar Award
- Suzanna Opree, E. A. Van Reijmersdal & M.A. Buijzen (2017) - Emerald literati award for highly commended article in European Journal of Marketing
- E.A. van Reijmersdal, Suzanna Opree & M.A. Buijzen (2016) - Top paper award of the Children, Adolescents and the Media Division of the International Communication Association
- Start date approval
- May 2021
- End date approval
- May 2024
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