CV

 

Work
2015-present Assistant Professor, Health-, Medical, and Neuropsychology, Leiden University
2010-2015 Assistant Professor, Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University
2009 Visiting research fellow, Psychology Department, Harvard University, USA
2005 Research Assistant, Linguistics, Utrecht University
2005 Teaching Assistant, Biological Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam
2004 Psychologist in training, Child Psychiatry, Sophia Children’s Hospital, Rotterdam

Education
2006-2010 PhD in Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University (cum laude)
2004-2006 MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, research master program, Utrecht University
2001-2004 BSc in Clinical Psychology, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Research
Behavioural measures, neuropsychological patient studies, EEG, fMRI, use of virtual environments, serious gaming.

Grants
Virtutis Opus grant (2017). Navigatie Game Onderzoek (59.500 Euro)

STW start up grant (2015) Wayfinder: Serious game voor navigatievermogen (40.000 Euro, with Michiel Claessen, Anne Visser-Meily, and Albert Postma)

ELS grant (2013) Selective attention and motor skills: A central mechanism in cognitive development? (15.000 Euro, with Ora Oudgenoeg, Hanna de Mulder, Stefan van der Stigchel, Marian Jongmans)

Revalidatiefonds grant (2012) Ontwikkeling van training van navigatievaardigheden in CVA patiënten (20.998 Euro, with Anne Visser-Meily)

Veni NWO grant (2012) Keeping track of where you are: Order memory in spatial navigation (250.000 Euro, personal grant)

ELS grant (2012) The early roots of developing visuospatial cognition: An embodied dynamic systems study in young children (55.000 Euro, with Hanna de Mulder, Ora Oudgenoeg, Stefan van der Stigchel, and Catarina Correia)

“Meerwaarde” NWO grant (2011) Training navigation skills in virtual environments. (40.000 Euro, with Albert Postma and Anne Visser-Meily)

NCU collaboration grant (2011) The Drum Languages of Senegal – a Neurolinguistic Perspective (68.000 Euro, with Yoad Winter and Mathijs Raemaekers)

Awards
Poster award 13th Conference of the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation (2016)
Dissertation award Dutch Society for Neuropsychology, period 2009-2010 (2011)

Research ethics
Vice Chairperson, Ethical Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences (2014-2015)
Member Medical Ethical Committee, Utrecht University Medical Center (2013-2015)Certificate “Basiscursus Regelgeving en Organisatie voor Klinisch Onderzoekers” (course on regulations and organisation for clinical researchers) (2013)

Other
Ad hoc reviewer for:  Acta Psychologica, Brain and Cognition, Brain Research, International Journal of Psychology, International Journal of Psychophysiology,  Journal of Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, Opthalgic and Physiological Optics, PLoS ONE, Psychological Medicine, Psychological Research, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Selected participant of the Mentoring & Coaching program for young female scientists, Utrecht University,  2011-2012.

Selected participant LERU Summerschool “Communicating about academic research”, Utrecht, 2010.

Organisor symposia:
“Individual differences in wayfinding” at the International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, 2015

“Neuropsychology of navigation” at the meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2013

“Perception, memory and action in a multisensory space” at the International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy, 2012.

“The neurocognition of categorical and coordinate spatial relation processing”, at the International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy, 2009.

I followed several courses on teaching (including basic university teaching qualification), scientific writing, networking, and technical courses on SPM, models for visual perception, sensory systems, and meta-analysis.

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