Ine Beyens (PhD, 2015, University of Leuven) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. She is studying the uses and effects of screen media among children and adolescents.
Within the Center for research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CcaM) at ASCoR, Ine Beyens is involved in the project “The entertainization of childhood: An etiology of risks and opportunities”, which is funded by the European Research Council. Her research focuses on the relationship between media and ADHD and the role of individual difference factors in the relationship.
Ine Beyens completed her PhD at the School for Mass Communication Research (University of Leuven, Belgium) with her dissertation Understanding young children's television exposure: An investigation into the role of structural family circumstances. Her dissertation indicates how structural family circumstances, including parents’ well-being and parenting time pressure, affect the time children spend watching television.
Her research has won awards from the International Communication Association (ICA), including the Top Student Led Paper Award (2015) and the Top Student Paper Award (2013) from the Children, Adolescents, and the Media (CAM) division.