Science Communicator, Erasmus MC
Fred Balvert is education and science communicator and editor in chief of the corporate media of the Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam. From 2003 to 2010 he was press officer and spokesman of the Erasmus MC and the Haven hospital in Rotterdam. In these positions he gained experience in crisis communication and communication about societal issues, such as animal testing and knowledge transfer. He gives lectures and workshops about media communication for researchers of the Erasmus MC and students of the International School of Science Journalism in Erice, Italy. Since 2011 he is project leader of the project ‘Web & Image’ of the European FP7 Health communication project CommHERE and editor in chief of the webportal HorizonHealth.eu about European biomedical research. He is the founder and member of the board of the Foundation Science Street, that organises among other the Discovery Festival Rotterdam. Fred Balvert studied public administration at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and researches science communication at the University of Leiden.