Willem Bantema, PhD (1984) works as lecturer-researcher at the Cybersafety Research Group. In 2010, he graduated in Sociology at the University of Groningen with a specialization in quantitative policy research. From 2011 to 2016 he finished his PhD in Sociology of Law at the Department of Law at the University of Groningen. He specializes in quantitative and qualitative research methods (mixed methods) in the field of regulatory compliance and law enforcement. His dissertation was titled: ‘Why do bars rebel against the smoking ban? A socio-legal analysis of motivational postures and regulatory compliance in the Netherlands (Dutch dissertation). He also gave lectures about methodology in various courses at the Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen.
Until April 2017, Willem is a senior researcher within the interdisciplinary research group ‘Enforcement from bottom-up’ at the University of Groningen. He developed the quantitative survey to obtain more insight into (non-) compliance motivations of those citizens who receive benefits in the Netherlands. From this background and expertise he will contribute to the Cybersafety Research Group as researcher and lecturer.