Esther De Smet
In it for the love of science, people, and Twitter. I am a classical scholar by training that ended up at the central Research Department of Ghent University as a Senior Policy Advisor. In that capacity I’m involved in developing our research information system (GISMO) and the university’s policy on societal value creation and impact. But my true calling is creating a stimulating and nurturing research environment at Ghent and putting all our wonderful research on the map. I invest a lot of time and energy into my amazing network of researchers and other partners in research communication, and developing my own skills. I lead workshops on communication strategy, impact, digital presence and social media. Twitter is my medium of choice: as proud curator of @ResearchUGent I hope to change Flemish research communication for the better.