Kewan Mertens was trained as a bioscience engineer. During his PhD in agricultural economics and disasters he increasingly engaged with literature in science and technology and social sciences. Now, as a post-doctoral researcher, he is definitely committed to interdisciplinary research with a significant theoretical foundation, combining innovative qualitative and quantitative research methods. He currently works on the analysis of the potential of a serious board game, DisCoord, for raising awareness and fostering political discussions on disaster risk governance. He is a member of the research group of Prof. Matthieu Kervyn (VUB) and of Prof. Liesbet Vranken (KU Leuven).
More information on his research can be found hereand here.