Erasmus University Rotterdam

Healthy Start Fellow (Postdoctoral Researcher)

As of June, 2023, I work as a Healthy Start Fellow (Postdoc), focusing on Ambition Project 5: Tackling juvenile delinquency and addiction.

Leiden University, Erasmus SYNC lab

Postdoctoral Researcher

Between January 1st and June 14th 2023, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher focusing on Scientific Outreach within the Consortium for Individual Development and SYNC lab. 

Healthy Start (Erasmus University, Erasmus MC & TU Delft)

Communication & Outreach

I was responsible for the communication and outreach strategy of the Healthy Start programme, a convergence initiative by Erasmus University, Erasmus Medical Center and TU Delft. 

Utrecht University

Research Assistant

Research assistent within the Experimental Psychopathology lab. As a research assistant, I was involved in various studies by programming the experiments and collecting, pre-processing and analyzing data.

Utrecht University

Research Assistant

Student Assistent in the Social Perception, Action and Motivation lab.

As a research assistent, I was involved in various studies by programming the experiments and collecting, pre-processing and analyzing data.

Utrecht University

Teaching Assistant Social Cognition and Attitudes

Teaching workgroups on Social cognition to two groups of bachelorstudents. Tasks included:
- designing, writing and evaluating assignments
- supervising computer practica and workgroups
- grading of and providing feedback on the assignments
- supervising during the exam
- course evaluation and development


Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, Amsterdam UMC

PhD Candidate

In March 2018, I started my PhD project under supervision of Eveline CroneMarieke BosArne Popma and Lucres Nauta-Jansen. The aim of my project was to examine mechanisms that underlie (distinct developmental trajectories of) antisocial behavior in emerging adulthood, with a specific focus on the neural correlates of self-concept, vicarious reward learning,  social evaluation and aggression regulation.

As part of my training, I  teached several courses (Clinical Child and Adolescent PsychologySchool Psychology) and supervised bachelor and (research) master students (Psychology, Neuroscience, Medicine). 

I also served as manager of the Lab website and social media of the SYNC lab

Dissertation - Resisting, desisting or persisting? Neural correlates of antisocial and psychopathic pathways in early adulthood

KNAW - Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen

Arts/science: Academy Honours Programme for Young Artists and Scientists

In the Arts/Science: Academy Honours Programme for Young Artists and Scientists,  several young scientists and artists are brought together by the KNAW, the Akademie van Kunsten and De Jonge Akademie to exchange knowledge, experiences and explore possible collaborations. 

Utrecht University

Master of Science, Social and Health Psychology (Research)

During my Research internship, I acquired R and Matlab skills and gained experience with experimental design, data collection and analyses.

During my Master's Programme, I served as Student Representative, and was a member of the Progam Advisory Committee of the Social and Health Psychology Master Programme. 

I also participated in the Young Innovators League,  a 15-ECTS honours course at graduate level, focused on learning to research, design and deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to real life societal challenges

Utrecht University

Bachelor of Science, Pyschology (Cum Laude)

Specialization: Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

I also took part in the Von Humboldt College, the Honours Programme of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

In addition, I served in various committees: Chair Symposia- en meeloopdagcommissie Alcmaeon (2012-2013), Sociaal Psychologisch activiteiten team (2012 - 2014), Chair coordination team freshmen college Mauk Mulder (2011-2012), Mentor Studiestartweek (2013), Treasurer Studyskillscommissie Alcmaeon (2013-2014), Speedcoach Bachelor's open day Utrecht University (2014)

Christelijk College Nassau Veluwe

Voortgezet Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs

Profielen: Economie & Maatschappij, Cultuur & Maatschappij

Design Skills

Scientific Writing


Data Analysis


Project management


Programming (R, Matlab)


Science Communication


Creative Skills

Graphic Design


Data visualization






Website design & Development


Research Interests

  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Antisocial Behavior
  • fMRI
  • Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Self-concept
  • Experimental Psychopathology
  • Developmental Trajectories
  • Functional neuroimaging
  • Mental Health
  • Mechanisms

Ad Hoc Reviewing Experience

Nature Mental Health (2), Psychological Medicine (1), Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (2), JAMA Pedriatics (2), Journal of Early Adolescence (4) and Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (1)

See Publons page.