Aniek Siezenga is a PhD student at Leiden university. Under the supervision of prof. dr. Jean-Louis van Gelder, dr. Job van der Schalk and dr. Liza Cornet she is involved in the ERC research program "CRIMETIME". This research project focuses on the development of a virtual reality and smartphone intervention for young delinquents.
After completing her Master degree Clinical Pedagogical Sciences at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, she worked as a therapist at de Waag (centre for ambulant forensic mental health care), as a casemanager in a social team, and as a teacher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. As of October 2020, Aniek works at Leiden University.