Work experience

08/2017 – 07/2018 Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer, Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University

01/2014 – 07/2017 PhD candidate, Centre of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine Utrecht, De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation and University Medical Centre Utrecht

  • Randomized controlled trial (N = 70 neglect patients)
  • Several observational and experimental studies
  • Supervising students in writing their thesis
  • Brain Centre Rudolf Magnus PhD programme. Courses attended: Cognitive Neuropsychology, Neurophilosophy, Scientific writing, Programming in Python, Statistics in R, and several courses on statistical analyses.


Education and internsips

2012 – 2014 MSc. Neuroscience and Cognition

  • Thesis: Disorganized search after stroke, Centre of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine Utrecht, De Hoogstraat Rehabilitation and University Medical Centre Utrecht
  • Thesis: Dysfunctional brain circuits and deep brain stimulation, Department of Psychiatry, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam

2011 - 2012 MSc. Neuropsychology, Utrecht University

  • Thesis: Multisensory integration in visual hemifield defects, Experimental Psychology, Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht University
  • Clinical internship: Conducting neuropsychological assessments, Department of Neuropsychology, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam and Havenziekenhuis Rotterdam

2007 – 2011 BSc. Neuropsychology, Utrecht University

  • Thesis: Navigational abilities in a virtual environment


Certificates: The basics of regulations and organisation for clinical investigators (BROK)

Basisaantekening Psychodiagnostiek (BAPD)

Teaching in Higher Education (‘BKO’ in Dutch): currently following this course



2017: Nominee 'Test and Diagnostics' price, Dutch Society for Neuropsychology

2016: Nominee Best Poster Presentation, Symposium Kennisnetwerk CVA Nederland

2016: Winner Best Oral Presentation, Dutch Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2016

2013: Winner of the Peter G. Swanborn Thesis Award 2013



2018: Rubicon Grant of the NWO (2 years postdoc at the University of Bath)

2016: Neuroscience and Cognition Utrecht (NCU) Seed Money grant (for a short visit to the Santa Lucia Foundation Rome)


Other activities

2017 – present Board member of the section Rehabilitation, NIP (Dutch Institute of Psychologists)

2015 – 2017 Member of the PhD students platform, Brain Centre Rudolf Magnus

2010 – 2017 Several activities as a volunteer (weekly)

  • Language coach for people who are not native Dutch (Taal doet meer)
  • Organizing reading sessions for children with language delay (The Red Cross)
  • Carry our activities with demented elderly (Aveant Thuiszorg)

2016 NEMO Science Live (2 weeks)

2014 – 2016 Organizing methodologic meetings for the Research Innovation Meeting, Centre of Excellence for Rehabilitation Medicine Utrecht

2011 – 2012 Member of the Representative Advisory, MSc. Neuropsychology

2008 – 2011 Honours programme, BSc. Neuropsychology

2009 – 2010 Fulltime board member of UFSW Alcmaeon


Peer reviewer for: Behavior Research Methods, Experimental Brain Research, Neurocase, i-Perception, Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, Cortex

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