Dr. Timothy Robeers is a Guest Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Antwerp (BEL) where he lectures and supervises MA theses. Additionally, he also works as a sports-media & communication consultant and researcher.
Following his own passionate outings in motorsport, Timothy became a member of the Department of Communications Studies at the University of Antwerp in 2013. As part of the Media, Policy and Culture Research Group, he started his doctoral research project entitled ‘Media Representations of Environmental Sustainability in Motorsport: The Case of Formula E’. During the course of this project he was able to work closely with top international researchers and industry professionals as well as relay findings and suggestions to the ABB FIA Formula E directly.
Timothy’s work is interdisciplinary in nature and draws from (strategic) communication studies, sociology as well as marketing and sustainability studies in relation to (motor)sport. More specifically, his research interests lie with understanding the representational interplay between the media, audiences and sporting organizations with a view to contemporary topics including the environment, gender, celebrity, disability, ethics and sporting values.
Driven to further academic and societal interest in motorsport, Timothy also co-founded the Journal of Motorsport Culture and History in 2018, for which he also currently acts as an associate editor. Additionally, he is affiliated with the International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) at Watkins Glen (USA).
Current projects Timothy is working on:
· Online Media & Audience perception of female participation in motorsport
· Value creation through sustainability in Formula E on social media
· Formula 1 and the environment: changes, shifts and future challenges (Routledge)