I was trained as a fundamental cognitive psychologist and have a background in teaching. I started as a PhD student at Leiden University in November 2017. In my project, I will try to understand the causes for and development of different kind of somatic symptoms, with a special focus on fatigue. I will try to invoke different kinds of nocebo fatigue experimentally through conditioning and expectation procedures, in the hopes of shedding light on the chronic fatigue that is present in a variety of conditions, from cancer to multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.
Master Brain and Cognition, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Bachelor Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam