Arturo Cocchi

Junior researcher at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies, Department of Communication Sciences, Ghent University.

Arturo CocchiContact 

Policy Analysis
Behaviour Change
Economics and Political Sciences
People’s well-being

Arturo Cocchi is a Junior Researcher in the Department of Communication Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium. He is currently collaborating on the Digital Disconnection project run by the imec-mict-UGent research group. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (2020), obtained at the University of Trento, Italy. There, he wrote an experimental thesis about creativity, analysing the effectiveness of using the theatrical experience to enhance people’s soft skills. He then gained a Master of Research in Behavioural Sciences (2022), at Radboud University based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He graduated with a thesis on conversational agents, more specifically chatbots, in collaboration with the Conversation Design Institute, obtaining insights into whether companies should develop their chatbots taking into account the gender identity of the user. The PhD project he is currently following focuses to design policies for institutions, schools, and companies which want to improve the well-being of the human beings interacting with them. More specifically this SBO project focuses on having a healthier relationship with digital technologies across work, school, and family contexts.