(Tim) T van Meurs, MSc


Tim van Meurs is a PhD candidate at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Tim van Meurs’s research is primarily focused on the role of socioeconomic status in the uptake of health information and health campaigns. His PhD project “How to provide health information to those who need it most” is funded by the Erasmus Initiative Smarter Choices for Better Health. In this mixed-methods project, Tim studies why lower socioeconomic strata disregard health information more than higher strata and subsequently aims to diminish the socioeconomic inequality in health. Combining a background in cultural sociology with insights from public health research, he focuses on the role of institutional distrust in this health gap.

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

External PhD candidate | Governance and Pluralism
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

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Promoting green asparagus does not mean that everyone will eat healthy

Promoting healthier eating does not resonate with lower educated people. Tim van Meurs' research shows that they do not want anything imposed on them.
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“If we let these kinds of people have their way, we will not be allowed or able to do anything anymore!!”

New health measures were recently proposed by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM).
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