Sara Pabian is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Cognition of the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences where she teaches course on Online Public Relations and Risks and Opportunities of Social Media. Prior to joining Tilburg University, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Antwerp, where she completed her PhD. Since 2011, she conducts research on different forms of online aggression, such as cyberbullying.
Her research focuses on long-term consequences of cyberbullying victimization during childhood and adolescence. She is currently also involved in research projects aimed at developing and testing technological intervention and prevention tools. Besides online aggression, Sara is also interested in online persuasive communication. She is involved in research projects on influencers and influencer marketing. Her research on profiles of cyberbullying perpetrators, long-term consequences of cyberbullying victimization, and hate speech has been funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), the Research Council of the University of Antwerp (BOF) and the European Commission (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions; Erasmus+).