New PhD Student - Katrine Bønneland Tølbøll

Katrine Bønneland Tølbøll
Katrine Bønneland Tølbøll Photo: Private


My name is Katrine, and I started as a PhD student here at the department on September 1st. If you have wandered about at TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research, you might have come across me before.

My PhD project is dedicated to exploring the effect of social media on the mental well-being of adolescents. Specifically, I’m curious about different social media behaviour patterns and their often varying impacts on different aspects of well-being. Fortunately, I have Simon Calmar Andersen as my main supervisor, and Anja Bechmann (from department of Media Studies) as my co-supervisor, to guide me along the way. I’ll be part of the Public Administration section.

In terms of my academic journey, I hold a bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Science from Aarhus University, a master’s degree in Behavioral Economics from City, University of London, and a another master’s degree in Cognitive Semiotics from Aarhus University. So, while I’m not new to Aarhus University, I am new to Political Science.

When I’m not near my computer working, you will most likely find me with knitting needles in hand. I enjoy crafting and being creative, and I always have a little project tucked away in my bag.

Please stop by my office (1340 – 336) if you fancy a chat about adolescent mental health, social media, children’s screen time, or anything knitting related. My door is always open, and I look forward to meeting you all😊