Prof. Dr. Tim Raats
Tim Raats is a senior researcher for iMinds-SMIT and holds a PhD in Media and Communication Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Tim joined SMIT in 2007 after graduating magna cum laude in Communication Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. His doctoral research focused on the role and position of Public Service Media as hubs in a networked society, and analysed partnership policy, strategies and practice of public broadcasters.
Tim’s scientific fields of interest include media management and policy issues. He specializes in Public Service Media partnerships and independent television production sector developments. Tim is currently working on various audiovisual policy and management challenges, such as talent management in the Flemish audiovisual sector, financing of TV drama and the effectiveness of VRT's stakeholder management.
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