Christiaan is a conflict researcher with Bellingcat, a multi-award winning collective that uses online open source information to investigate armed conflicts and corruption. Among other topics, Christiaan has focused on investigating Russian and Coalition airstrikes in the Middle East both for Bellingcat and in his capacity as geolocation expert for monitoring organisation Airwars. His reconstruction of the Turkish coup d’état attempt won the Innovation Award of the European Press Prize. Christiaan aims to spread Bellingcat’s techniques and tools by giving worldwide digital forensics workshops, for example in Iraq, Ukraine and Colombia. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict, Security & Development from King’s College London.