William Burk is a post-doctoral researcher of the MyMovez research project. William received his Ph.D. in psychology at Florida Atlantic University (USA) in 2005 and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Center of Developmental Research at Örebro University (Sweden) from 2005 to 2008. He became an assistant professor in Clinical Child and Adolescent Studies at Leiden University in 2008, and is currently an assistant professor in the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University Nijmegen.
William’s statistical expertise emphasizes methods for analyzing interdependent and longitudinal data, and his research broadly concerns the impact of close relationships with parents and peers on psychosocial adjustment of children and adolescents. Within the MyMovez project, William will primarily focus on applying dynamic social network models to investigate the co-evolution of peer relationships and health-promoting behaviors and to evaluate the effectiveness of different aspects of the health campaigns utilized in the project.