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Fred Balvert

Strategic Science Communicator at Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

Fred Balvert is a strategic science communicator at Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam (Erasmus MC), the Netherlands, and Convergence, strategic alliance of Erasmus MC, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Delft Technological University. He is at the Advisory Boards of Innovation for Health, Dutch national event for technology transfer and of FRONTIERS, ERC project for science journalism. He is coordinator of the science communication program of Erasmus MC – Graduate School (formerly NIHES) and lecturer at the International School for Science Communication and Journalism in Erice, Italy. He has been senior lecturer in science communication management at Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve, Germany.  He was a member of the local organizing committee of the international conference Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST2023). He has extensive experience in press communications, crisis- and issue communications, outreach and communication for European research projects under FP7, Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.