Irene Kelder has been a researcher at the Research group Communication in Digital Transition since 2016. She graduated with distinction in Communication Science at the University of Groningen with a conversation-analytical investigation into verbal and non-verbal behaviour during doctor-patient interaction.
After her studies, Irene started working as a researcher at Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen. Within the Communication & Sustainable Society research group, she studied communication issues in the field of energy transition from an interactional perspective.
As of January 2019, Irene has been conducting her doctoral research under the title ‘Praten over intimiteit en seksualiteit in een medische setting: een onderzoek naar gesprekken tussen zorgprofessionals en oncologiepatiënten’ (‘Talking about intimacy and sexuality in a medical setting: a study of conversations between healthcare professionals and oncology patients’).
Fields of expertise
- Conversation analysis
- Discursive psychology
- Social media monitoring
- Accounting for Sexual Issues Related to Cancer A Discursive Psychological Approach to Online Talk Between Women in Heterosexual Relationships
- Communication practices in conversations about sexual health in medical healthcare settings A systematic review