Hanne Peeters

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

Hanne Peeters


changing media use
media repertoires
media trends

Hanne is a PhD student at the research group for Media, Innovation and Communication Technologies at Ghent University since October 2023. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Lieven De Marez and Dr. Kristin Van Damme, she studies media trends and the media use of Flemish citizens, using quantitative and qualitative research methods. She will also be involved in the projects Apestaartjaren and Mediapunt.

Before joining Ghent University , Hanne worked as a research associate at KU Leuven, where she was part of the inter-university project ‘First aid in case of doubt’. Here, she studied audience news perceptions. In particular, she examined when and how doubt about the news is experienced by Flemish news consumers.

Hanne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology, a Master’s degree in Sociology (Ghent University, 2021), and a Master’s degree in Journalism (KU Leuven, 2022). For her Master’s thesis in Journalism, she conducted a cross-cultural comparison of celebrity images in various celebrity magazines.