Research group at imec & Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Ruben Vandenplas


Personal Description

Ruben Vandenplas is a doctoral candidate at imec-SMIT-VUB and researcher at the Flemish Knowledge Centre on Culture and Media Participation.

His doctoral thesis explores the everyday media practices of Flemish users in the current crossmedia landscape.  His research delves into the concept of ‘media repertoires’ through both quantitative methods (including descriptive, cluster, and regression analysis) and qualitative (auto-)ethnographic methods.

At imec-SMIT-VUB, Ruben collaborates on the yearly Digital News Report of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

At the Flemish Knowledge Centre on Culture and Media Participation, he investigates media participation in Flanders using data from the Flemish Participation Survey, a large-scale representative CAPI-survey measuring participation habits and related attitudes in sports activities, club life, cultural activities, and media use.