I finished both my master’s degree in clinical psychology and in clinical and psychosocial epidemiology in 2012 at the University of Groningen. After that, I worked as a counsellor and therapist in both Rotterdam and Amsterdam, culminating in my registration as a healthcare psychologist in 2018. Currently I am finalising my dissertation under the supervision of prof. dr. B.W.J.H. Penninx.
My current research focuses on psychological risk factors for the development and course of affective disorders. My other research interests include amongst others: translational science, RCT's on the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic treatments, the use of new technologies within mental health care (e.g. mobile applications, virtual reality, EMA), advanced statistical modelling (e.g. SEM) and research methodology (e.g. network analysis).
My teaching includes
- Psychotherapy – Theory Research and Practice (co-coordinator)
- Experimental Clinical Psychology (instructor seminars)
- Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (instructor)
I am also involved as instructor for the course ‘Scientific Education and Innovation’ of the post-academic training in Clinical Psychology.