Francis Alpers has been a research assistant in the research group for Public Relations and Communication of Technology at the Institute for Media and Communication Science (IfMK) at Technische Universität Ilmenau since July 2021. From 2013 to 2018, he completed his bachelor's degree in communication and media studies with a focus on media practice at the University of Bremen. Through part-time jobs and internships, he also gained practical experience in the areas of online marketing and search engine optimization during his bachelor's degree. In October 2018, he transferred to the University of Erfurt for the M.A. Health Communication. He completed the master's program in May 2021.
Francis Alpers' research interests lie at the intersection of the fields of health, crisis, and science communication. His previous research activities have focused primarily on the presentation and impact of media content.