Linda van den Heijkant is a PhD candidate at the Corporate Communication program group of the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). She holds a MSc degree in Communication Science (Research Master) from the University of Amsterdam.

In her PhD project, she explores the causes, content, and consequences of the media debate on raising the retirement age in the Netherlands, under the supervision of dr. Martine van Selm, dr. Iina Hellsten and prof. dr. Rens Vliegenthart. Currently, she is working on her first study, which aims to investigate the main sub-issues and main stakeholders and their interrelatedness in the debate on retirement age as reflected in the news media, organizational media and social media.

Find Linda’s UvA-page here.