December 14, 2010 Leave a comment
I am a researcher at the Department of Sociology (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). I was previously a university lecturer at the Department of Organization Science (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands) and a researcher at the Department of Sociology, as well as a post doc for the FWO (Ghent University, Belgium).
I have published a number of papers on social network analysis in leading social science journals, including Social Networks and the Journal of Mathematical Sociology. Together with Martin Everett I am a guest-editor for a special issue on two-mode social network analysis in the journal Social Networks.
I teach a number of courses on network theory, social network methods and social network analysis applied to organisations, sociology and political sciences.
My research primarily centers on network formation within organisations and their impact on attitudes and behaviour of individual employees. I have also been working on the development of methods for analyzing networks, on imputation techniques for solving missing data problems and on methods for building social support typologies for ego-networks. In recent work I have applied exponential random graph models (p* models) to study cultural participation, inter-organisational networks, and (co)sponsorship among US senators.